Definitions

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  • n. a female warder

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman warder

Etymologies

warder +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The leg was useless, but by help of the double banisters she hopped up two flights to her cell, an older wardress from the upper corridor lending her assistance.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • The old wardress – for female persons were also reformed there – lived in our attic.

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  • He needed something-a stout healthy woman who had trained as a prison wardress, perhaps-but it had become more and more difficult to find nannies for Ramses.

    The Mummy Case

  • Yet it was a house that lent itself to fancies and try as she would she couldn't rid herself of the feeling that Agatha with her bunch of keys was rather like a wardress in her severe dress and drawn-back hair.

    A Girl Possessed

  • We have the captive, jealous in honour, susceptible and exasperatingly Quixotic, doubly enchained by his word and the charms of his fair wardress; the lady's conspicuous ill-treatment of him at the first, a slight mystery, some escapes and counterplots, and on the appointed page the matrimonial finish that hardly the most pessimistic reader can ever have felt as other than assured.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919

  • Just let the wardress see your bag and your pockets if you have any.

    Death in Ecstasy

  • She took the chair opposite to Wimsey, the wardress withdrew and the door was shut.

    Strong Poison

  • Presently there was a noise of footsteps, and the prisoner was brought in, attended by a female wardress.

    Strong Poison

  • Moon, Marie as a kind of cross between a wardress and a nurse for mental cases!

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • It was a comic moment when the wardress looked up with her head on one side, as any portrait painter might do, to investigate the colour of one's hair and eyes.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

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