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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A female head of a family or tribe; A feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons).

Usage examples (33)
  • But the matriarch is the glue that binds the entire family together and the inheritor of the late Jindal¬ís political constituency.
  • A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention ....
  • Anya Whitson, the matriarch, is Russian-born, cold and detached from her daughters, never showing love or affection.
  • I've thoroughly enjoyed my role as mom or aka matriarch! for more
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