Definition of Governessy

1. Adjective. (informal) governesslike ¹



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Definition of Governessy

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Governessy

governances
governante
governantes
governate
governaunce
governed
governer
governess
governessed
governesses
governesshood
governessing
governessless
governesslike
governessship
governessy (current term)
governest
governeth
governing
governing board
governing body
government
government-censored
government-in-exile
government activity
government agencies
government agency
government agent
government bond
government building

Literary usage of Governessy

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"A more affected governessy effusion we never read. The question is à propos of cadeaux. " Who talks of cadeaux?" said he gruffly ; "did you expect a present ..."

2. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1898)
"An English maiden, a bit dull and "governessy" in tone, visits the Orient with her brother, a diplomatist, and by her freedom from hysteria when this ..."

3. Scylla or Charybdis? by Rhoda Broughton (1895)
"He speaks with a smile, but he himself knows it to be of a governessy quality. She looks meditatively in front of her, straight between her horse's ears. ..."

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