matronymic

[ ma-truh-nim-ik ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈnɪm ɪk /

adjective

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Examples 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

matronymic

/ (ˌmætrəˈnɪmɪk) /

adjective, noun

a less common word for metronymic

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