Definitions

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  • adverb In a matriarchal way.

Etymologies

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matriarchal +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Was it was so matriarchally named because everyone and, um, their mothers, gets the sandwich.

    Bay Cities Italian Deli - The Godmother is an Offer You Can't Refuse

  • The rhetoric of Republicans -- national security, fiscal discipline, minimal government interventions -- is steeped in patriarchal toughtalk; the rhetoric of Democrats -- education, health care, labor unions, whistleblower protection -- is steeped in what has traditionally been considered issues that are matriarchally important.

    The Corsair

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