Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Chatelaine

chatelaine noun chat·e·laine \ˈsha-tə-ˌlān\

1a : the wife of a castellan : the mistress of a château
b : the mistress of a household or of a large establishment

2: a clasp or hook for a watch, purse, or bunch of keys


French châtelaine, feminine of châtelain

First Known Use: 1845

You can see a Victorian sewing chatelaine over here, and many other varieties, both Victorian and modern, can be seen via Google Images
Tags: c, french, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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