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Main Entry: 1chap·er·one
Variant(s): or chap·er·on /primarystressshap-schwa-secondarystressromacrn/
Function: noun
Etymology: from French chaperon "chaperone," literally, "hood," derived from early French chape "cape," from Latin cappa "head covering, cloak" --related to 2CAPE, CHAPEL
: a person who goes with and is responsible for a young woman or a group of young people (as at a dance)

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