What does the word duenna mean?

Usage examples for duenna

  1. Morality is a duenna to be circumvented. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Donna Matura, a brown old woman, hideous, toothless, and inclined to swooning, was installed as duenna. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  3. He did not see any sign exchanged, but he thought with some amusement that he and his companion had passed a test when the duenna said to them: " Don Martin would speak with you." – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss