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MATRIARCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does matriarch mean? 

MATRIARCH (noun)
  The noun MATRIARCH has 2 senses:

1. a female head of a family or tribe
2. a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

  Familiarity information: MATRIARCH used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MATRIARCH (noun)


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Meaning:

A female head of a family or tribe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

materfamilias; matriarch

Hypernyms ("matriarch" is a kind of...):

head of household (the head of a household or family or tribe)

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))


Sense 2matriarch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("matriarch" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))


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