What does chaperon mean?

Definitions for chaperon
ˈʃæp əˌroʊnchap·er·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaperon, chaperoneverb

    one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people

  2. chaperone, chaperonverb

    accompany as a chaperone


  1. chaperonnoun

    An adult who accompanies or supervises one or more young, unmarried men or women during social occasions, usually with the specific intent of preventing some types of social or sexual interactions or illegal behavior.

  2. chaperonverb

    to accompany, to escort

  3. chaperonverb

    to mother

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHAPERONnoun

    A kind of hood or cap worn by the knights of the garter in their habits.

    Etymology: French.

    I will omit the honourable habiliments, as robes of state, parliament robes, chaperons, and caps of state. William Camden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaperonnoun

    a hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood

  2. Chaperonnoun

    a device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals

  3. Chaperonnoun

    a matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector

  4. Chaperonverb

    to attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize

  5. Etymology: [F. chaperon. See Chape, Cape, Cap.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chaperon

    shap′e-rōn, n. a kind of hood or cap: one who attends a lady in public places as a protector.—v.t. to attend a lady to public places.—n. Chap′eronage. [Fr., a large hood—chape, a hooded cloak—Low L. cappa. See Cape.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chaperon

    A hood or cape worn by Knights of the Garter.


  1. Chaperon

    =clypeus or clypeus anterior.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chaperon is ranked #78040 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chaperon surname appeared 245 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chaperon.

    58.7% or 144 total occurrences were White.
    27.7% or 68 total occurrences were Black.
    7.3% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for chaperon »

  1. Cape Horn

  2. carphone

  3. canephor

  4. chaperno

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaperon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaperon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chaperon in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The wolf rolls out red carpet, Remnants of Red Riding Hood. (Le loup déroule le tapis rouge, Ce qui reste du Chaperon Rouge)

  2. Kelly Clarkson:

    Lionel Richie – he is a major dad. He is [a] dad/chaperon, like Lionel will be telling some beautiful story about Prince… and we will be preparing a whoopee cushion.

  3. Amy Vanderbilt:

    The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperon.

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