Main definitions of matronizing in English

: matronizing1matronizing2

matronizing1

noun

rare
  • The action of matronize , especially chaperoning, acting as hostess.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From matronize + -ing.

Pronunciation

matronizing

/ˈmeɪtrənʌɪzɪŋ/ /ˈmatrənʌɪzɪŋ/

Main definitions of matronizing in English

: matronizing1matronizing2

matronizing2

adjective

  • That matronizes; especially (of a woman) patronizing.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Age. From matronize + -ing.

Pronunciation

matronizing

/ˈmeɪtrənʌɪzɪŋ/ /ˈmatrənʌɪzɪŋ/