matriarch : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a female head of a family or tribe
  • n  a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

  • Throughout the Kennedy saga of success and tragedy, Rose Kennedy, matriarch of the family, has endured with an equanimity that has amazed outsiders and inspired her children.
  • The pill-popping matriarch has echoes of O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night; the withering sarcasm recalls Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
  • His grandmother, who outlived him, was very much the stern Victorian matriarch .
News & Articles

  • Kris Jenner Keeps Tabs on Her Kids Via TMZ
    Who Kris Jenner Age 57 Accomplishments Matriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian clan; star of E’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians ; author of Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian; designs the Kris Jenner Kollection for QVC Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? With this big family and everybody traveling all over the world, you never know what’s going to ...
    June 14, 2013 - Mediaweek
  • Long, slow climb to screening movie about 46er matriarch
    LAKE PLACID - "The Mountains Will Wait for You," and the film will wait, too. It took Fred Schwoebel 20 years to finish his movie about Grace Hudowalski, matriarch of the Adirondack 46er.
    June 12, 2013 - Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Kris Jenner on Family's Reality Show: "It’s the Best Education I Could Offer Them"
    Despite the many rumors being thrown at the Kardashian family (Divorce! Cheating! Plastic surgery!), the matriarch of the clan, Kris Jenner , says their unit is standing strong.
    June 12, 2013 - US Weekly

  • Daniel Craig in Times Online
    Craig said: "M's gorgeous. All men have thought about her at least once in their lives. The great thing about Judi Dench is that she's the matriarch of British film. She has an innate power about her. And yes, Bond needs a woman like M to contain...
  • Gary Bettman in
    The National Hockey League grieves the passing of Colleen Howe -- a formidable woman, the wife and partner of our iconic player, the matriarch of a remarkable hockey family,NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.
  • Caroline Spelman in Widnes and Runcorn World
    Caroline Spelman, chairman of the Conservative Party, said: "Gwyneth Dunwoody's passing is a moment of great sadness for parliamentary democracy. To many, Gwyneth was a kindly matriarch in the House and her warm personality and powerful rhetoric...

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