Definition of mater in English:

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mater

Pronunciation: /ˈmādər/

noun

British informal or dated
Mother: the mater has kept the house in London
More example sentences
  • We visited once, in the 1980s, and I remember being fairly gobsmacked that my mater grew up in such a place.
  • Doubtless mater and pater sent this horny-handed son of toil to the local comp followed by the polytechnic.
  • Note that the sender to bed is not named: it could just as easily be a paternal figure as the whimsical mater.

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with mater

cater, crater, creator, curator, data, debater, delator, dumbwaiter, equator, fascinator, freighter, frustrater, gaiter, grater, gyrator, hater, later, legator, negator, pater, peseta, plater, rotator, skater, slater, stater, tater, traitor, ultimata, understater, upstater, waiter

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Syllabification: ma·ter

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