Definition of matronymic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmætrəˈnɪmɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmætrəˈnɪmɪk//
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a name formed from the name of your mother or a female ancestor, especially by adding something to the beginning or end of their name compare patronymic Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’, on the pattern of patronymic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: matronymic