Definition of wardress in English:

wardress

noun

British
  • A female prison guard.

    • ‘In squalid, solitary confinement, with only Grace Poole as her wardress, what wonder that she relapses?’
    • ‘But the German wardresses remained vaguely aware of her special status and seem to have relaxed in her company.’
    • ‘Two wardresses held her down while a doctor clamped open her mouth with a steel implement.’

Pronunciation:

wardress

/ˈwɔːdrəs/