matron matron  /ˈmeɪ trən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
  2. (n) a wardress in a prison
  3. (n) a woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

Usage(s):

  1. For the Met, a spectacular collection from a Chicago matron She liked to paint and so she painted.
  2. The earlier virus was launched by the school matron.
  3. A wealthy Boston matron has forsworn her weekly massage and canceled the family's spring skiing trip to Utah.

News

  1. Williams halts Broadway debut

    TV host Wendy Williams has postponed her Broadway debut after coming down with a sinus infection. The star was due to start playing Matron "Mama" Morton in hit show "Chicago" on Tuesday, but she will now take to the stage on Friday to allow herself time to recover from the illness.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Countess of the clink

    Starting Tuesday, gregarious talk-show host Wendy Williams kicks off a seven-week run in “Chicago” as the keeper of the keys, Matron Mama Morton. Williams, 48, rose to fame as a radio “shock jockette” before breaking out with her saucy syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” and she also appeared...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Wendy Williams Delays Broadway Debut in Chicago Until June 28

    Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced June 21 that celebrated talk-show host and best-selling author Wendy Williams will now begin her Broadway debut engagement as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago June 28 rather than the previously announced June 25.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Playbill

Quotes

  1. Channon said: "It is a relief when you know they are Group One filly and it keeps going wrong but it has gone right today and it is nice and I am thrilled. We'll have a look at the Matron but we may consider the Prix Rothschild first and have a go...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mick Channon Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. Discussing her new role, Bracknell said: "I'm really excited about The Royal Today and can't wait to play matron. Jenny is a great character who's both mysterious and intriguing. She will definitely keep people guessing. I'm really looking forward...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Leah Bracknell Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  3. Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: "Additional matrons have been recruited and given greater powers because if cleanliness is not up to scratch we expect matron to order additional cleaning and ensure that the highest standards are met or ensure...
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Alan Johnson Source: Channel 4 News

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