Definition of patronymic in English:
A name derived from the name of a father or ancestor, typically by the addition of a prefix or suffix, e.g., Johnson, O’Brien, Ivanovich.
- Adult acquaintances and casual friends usually talk to each other using the first name combined with the patronymic.
- Thus, everyone has a patronymic, or father's name.
- They were always smart and neatly dressed, and always called each other - in public - by their first name and patronymic.
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Words that rhyme with patronymicbulimic, gimmick, metronymic, mimic, pantomimic
Definition of patronymic in:
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