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mater

Syllabification: ma·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈmādər
 
/

Definition of mater in English:

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.

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