[<< wiktionary] waardin
== Dutch ==


=== Etymology ===
From Middle Dutch werdinne. Equivalent to waard (“innkeeper”) +‎ -in (“suffix indicating femininity”).


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ʋaːrˈdɪn/

Hyphenation: waar‧din
Rhymes: -ɪn


=== Noun ===
waardin f (plural waardinnen, diminutive waardinnetje n, masculine waard)

A female innkeeper.
A wife of the innkeeper.
A madam, a female proprietor of a brothel.
Synonym: hoerenwaardin


==== Derived terms ====
hoerenwaardin
luchtwaardin