Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: WOMEN

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: matri- + -arch (as in patriarch)

matriarch

noun
     
ma‧tri‧arch [countable]
SSW a woman, especially an older woman, who controls a family or a social group [↪ patriarch]
Word of the Day
The WOMEN
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics