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chaperonenoun [C]

(also chaperon) uk   /ˈʃæp.ə.rəʊn/  us   /ˈʃæp.ɚ.oʊn/
(especially in the past) an older person, especially a woman, who stays with and takes care of a younger woman who is not married when she is in public: humorous She asked me to go to the cinema with her and Andrew, I think as a sort of chaperone.
a female nurse who is in the same room when a female patient is examined by a male doctor, or a police officer who protects a person injured by a criminal when they are in public
US an older person who is present at a social event for young people to encourage correct behaviour: Several parents acted as chaperones for the school dance.
an adult who takes care of child actors when they are working: Her mother and sister acted as chaperones during filming.

chaperoneverb [T]

(also chaperon) uk   /ˈʃæp.ə.rəʊn/  us   /ˈʃæp.ɚ.oʊn/
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