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Definition of chaperone noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also chaperon) noun
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  1. 1a person, such as a parent or a teacher, who goes with a group of young people on a trip or to a dance to encourage good behavior
  2. 2(in the past) an older woman who, on social occasions, took care of a young woman who was not married
  3. 3a person who takes care of children in public, especially when they are working, for example as actors
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