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WORD OF THE DAY
Chatelaine
SHAD-ə-leyn
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, mid-19th century
1

A woman in charge of a large house.

2

A set of short chains attached to a woman’s belt, used for carrying keys or other items.

Examples of Chatelaine in a sentence

“As chatelaine of the house, she was responsible for making sure all the gardening was done on schedule.”

“I found an antique chatelaine and have been wearing it as a piece of jewelry.”