Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chaperon.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chaperon.

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Examples

  • Maybe it was easier back in the old days when it was performed with bodyguards called chaperons: the girls could be as free and gay and thoughtless as the boys without having to worry about consequences.

    The Women’s Room

  • Maybe it was easier back in the old days when it was performed with bodyguards called chaperons: the girls could be as free and gay and thoughtless as the boys without having to worry about consequences.

    The Women’s Room

  • Maybe it was easier back in the old days when it was performed with bodyguards called chaperons: the girls could be as free and gay and thoughtless as the boys without having to worry about consequences.

    The Women’s Room

  • Many of the most flagrant violations of propriety, in what is called the fashionable set, have arisen from this choice of young chaperons, which is a mere begging of the question, and no chaperonage at all.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • None of the college girls had chaperons constantly babysitting them—why should Jane?

    Uprising

  • None of the college girls had chaperons constantly babysitting them—why should Jane?

    Uprising

  • Or when the behavior of one group of kids – a group of older school children running amuk in a museum with no chaperons in sight is an example that comes to mind – seriously inhibits the experience of other visitors.

    Last Time I Checked, Babies Were People Too - Her Bad Mother

  • My wife and I "volunteered" as chaperons, however, somehow I ended up at the dance alone just like 32 years ago.

    Timothy D. Slekar: The Night the Lights Went Out on Friday

  • None of the college girls had chaperons constantly babysitting them—why should Jane?

    Uprising

  • There were more singers and musicians and artist folk, and bevies of young girls with their inevitable followings of young men, while mammas and aunts and chaperons seemed to clutter all the ways of the Big House and to fill

    CHAPTER XIX

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