Entry from British & World English dictionary
A female prison guard.
- In squalid, solitary confinement, with only Grace Poole as her wardress, what wonder that she relapses?
- But the German wardresses remained vaguely aware of her special status and seem to have relaxed in her company.
- Two wardresses held her down while a doctor clamped open her mouth with a steel implement.
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