Chiefly Brit., Informal mother: often preceded by the
Origin of materL, mother
Origin of materLatin mater; see mater- in Indo-European roots.
(plural maters or matres)
- (UK slang, now chiefly archaic or humorous) Mother.
From Latin mÄter (“mother"), partly via late-Middle English matere.
- (biology) Someone or something that mates.
mate +"Ž -er