W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Matronymic
ma-trə-NIM-ik
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: 
Latin, late 18th century
1Denoting or relating to a name derived from the name of a mother or female ancestor.
 
Examples of Matronymic in a sentence “By tracing her matronymic heritage, she was able to find the grandmother she was named after.” “She used her matronymic last name instead of her married one.”