A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector.
To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize.
The servant, mother, or married female family friend who supervised eligible young girls in public.
one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
accompany as a chaperone
a person who accompanies another (usually
a respectable female in charge of an unmarried young lady in public, especially responsible for making sure she behaves herself around the opposite sex.