Origin of matron
Examples from the Web for matron
Ted Lindsay, Reggie Sinclair, and Marty Pavelich of the Red Wings, were ushers, and Ted's wife, Pat, was matron of honor.
He asked why it was that Saldanha "was placed in a position in a matron office to be receiving calls from outside agencies".Kate Suicide Nurse's Family Tell of "Terrible Grief"|Tom Sykes|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The matron came in and tried to comfort her, but she would not listen.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
Next instant Marian and Maizie had stepped into the room in response to the matron's "Come in."Jane Allen: Right Guard|Edith Bancroft
She might receive a promise Pg 1803 of protection either from Sulpicia, a matron of such dignified character, or from himself.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
As she spoke Miss Mackenzie rose and followed the matron and Kate into a sort of kitchen or laundry.
When the composer died, Katarina, then a matron with a family, took to her bed and saw no one for a week.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for matron
Word Origin for matron
Word Origin and History for matron
late 14c., "married woman" (usually one of rank), from Old French matrone "married woman; elderly lady; patroness; midwife," and directly from Latin matrona "married woman, wife, matron," from mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)). Sense of "female manager of a school, hospital, etc." first recorded 1550s.