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Definition of patronymic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

patronymic

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌpætrəˈnɪmɪk//
 
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a name formed from the name of your father or a male ancestor, especially by adding something to the beginning or end of their name compare matronymic
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: patronymic