Origin of matron
OTHER WORDS FROM matronma·tron·al [mey-truh-nl, ma-], /ˈmeɪ trə nl, ˈmæ-/, adjectivema·tron·hood, ma·tron·ship, noun
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How to use matron in a sentence
This newest, old hotel, stands like a neighborhood matron underneath New Hampshire Avenue’s lush tree canopy near the quirky shops of 18th, 17th, and U Streets.
Freed from those mermaid waves, the hairstyle of choice of countless 50-ish moms, Lovato looks freer and younger, less like a matron in training.In Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, the Pop Star Lays Her Secrets Bare, in a Guarded Way|Stephanie Zacharek|March 23, 2021|Time
Ted Lindsay, Reggie Sinclair, and Marty Pavelich of the Red Wings, were ushers, and Ted's wife, Pat, was matron of honor.
At another mortuary, “a very stout matron” has frozen to the metal refrigerator tray and must be chipped from it.Death Became Her: Molly Lefebure’s Wartime Years of Murder and Suicide|Tim Teeman|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
His sister was a “country matron and Conservative party activist,” and so he would have nothing to do with her.
Part matron, part goddess, she is, as she croons, burlesque, and all of its sexy, cheeky implications.
Elderly matrons—and in Turkey every lady is an elderly matron in her fortieth year—are passionately devoted to this enjoyment.
Gwynne's disapproval vanished as he shook hands with the blooming young matron and met her bright laughing eyes.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
With these words the matron dropped into her chair, and, once more resting her elbow on the table, thought of her solitary fate.
The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile, and the beadle went on.
As he spoke, he drew a chair beside the matron, and tenderly inquired what had happened to distress her.