- Of, or pertaining to, a matron.
Variant of matron
- a married woman or widow, esp. one who has a mature appearance and manner
- a woman superintendent or manager of the domestic arrangements of a hospital, prison, or other institution
- a woman attendant or guard in charge of women or children, as in an institution
Origin of matronMiddle English matrone ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin matrona ; from mater, mother