matron

noun
ma·​tron | \ ˈmā-trən How to pronounce matron (audio) \

Definition of matron

1a : a married woman usually marked by dignified maturity or social distinction (see distinction sense 4a)
b : a woman who supervises women or children (as in a school or police station)
c : the chief officer in a women's organization
2 : a female animal kept for breeding

Examples of matron in a Sentence

society matrons who organize benefits for charity the matron of a school for girls
Recent Examples on the Web As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Ms. Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the iconic 1990s sitcom. Jennifer Peltz, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 3 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Jennifer Peltz, chicagotribune.com, 3 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Ms. Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2022 As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. NBC News, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of matron

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for matron

Middle English matrone, from Anglo-French, from Latin matrona, from matr-, mater

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The first known use of matron was in the 14th century

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18 May 2022

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“Matron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matron. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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matron

noun
ma·​tron | \ ˈmā-trən How to pronounce matron (audio) \

Kids Definition of matron

1 : a married woman usually of high social position
2 : a woman who is in charge of women or children (as in a school or police station)

matron

noun
ma·​tron | \ ˈmā-trən How to pronounce matron (audio) \

Medical Definition of matron

British
: a woman superintendent of a medical institution (as a hospital)

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