Definition of wardress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːdrəs/


chiefly British
A female prison guard.
Example sentences
  • 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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