Meaning of governessing in English:

governessing

Pronunciation /ˈɡʌv(ə)nɪsɪŋ/ /ˈɡʌv(ə)nɛsɪŋ/

noun

  • The action of working or earning one's living as a governess.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Mary Russell Mitford (1787–1855), playwright and writer. Originally from governess + -ing.