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chaperone

noun [C] ( also chaperon)
 
 
/ˈʃæpərəʊn/
an older person who goes somewhere with a younger person in order to make sure they behave well, especially a woman in the past who went with a younger woman who was not marriedProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issuesTaking someone somewhere or telling them the way
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