Definitions for matriarchˈmeɪ triˌɑrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matriarch, materfamilias(noun)

    a female head of a family or tribe

  2. matriarch(noun)

    a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)


  1. matriarch(n.)

    A woman who dominates or is the most important member of a group or organization; in businesses, often the founder or owner of the largest interest.

  2. matriarch(n.)

    A venerated old woman.

  3. Origin: [L. mater mother + -arch.]


  1. matriarch(Noun)

    A female leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group.

  2. matriarch(Noun)

    A female founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise.

  3. Origin: From Latin mater (meaning mother) + -arch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matriarch(noun)

    the mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right

  2. Origin: [L. mater mother + -arch.]

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