Definition of matrist in English:

matrist

noun

  • A person whose behaviour or attitude is modelled on or dominated by his or her mother.

adjective

  • Exhibiting a mother's influence; characterized by maternal (as opposed to paternal) domination.

Origin

1940s. From classical Latin mātr-, māter mother + -ist. Apparently formed in parallel with, and in contrast to, patrist.

Pronunciation

matrist

/ˈmeɪtrɪst/ /ˈmatrɪst/