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matronly

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adjective ma·tron·ly \ˈmā-trən-lē\

Simple Definition of matronly

  • : like or suitable for an older married woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of matronly

  1. :  having the character of or suitable to a matron

Examples of matronly in a sentence

  1. She feared she was becoming a matronly old woman.

  2. She wore a matronly blue dress.



1630

First Known Use of matronly

1630


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