[ ma-truh-nim-ik ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈnɪm ɪk /
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a variant of metronymic.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Words nearby matronymic
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Example sentences from the Web for matronymic
The name Abraham he received from his grandfather, but it was early dropped, and he was always known by his matronymic Albert.Albert Gallatin|John Austin Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for matronymic
/ (ˌmætrəˈnɪmɪk) /
a less common word for metronymic
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