[pa-truh-nim-ik] /ˌpæ trəˈnɪm ɪk/
(of family names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, especially by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent.
(of a suffix or prefix) indicating descent.
a patronymic name, as Williamson (son of William) or Macdonald (son of Donald).
a family name; surname.
(of a name) derived from the name of its bearer’s father or ancestor. In Western cultures, many surnames are patronymic in origin, as for example Irish names beginning with O’ and English names ending with -son; in other cultures, such as Russian, a special patronymic name is used in addition to the surname
a patronymic name
1610s, from Late Latin patronymicum, from neuter of patronymicus “derived from a father’s name,” from patronymos “named from the father,” from pater (genitive patros) “father” (see father (n.)) + onyma “name,” Aeolic dialectal variant of onoma “name” (see name (n.)). As an adjective from 1660s.
[puh-troon] /pəˈtrun/ noun 1. a person who held an estate in land with certain manorial privileges granted under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey. /pəˈtruːn/ noun 1. (in the US) a Dutch land-holder in New Netherland and New York with manorial rights in the colonial era n. 1660s, variant of patron […]
[pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun, plural patsies. Slang. 1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker. 2. a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy. 3. a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule, or the like. [pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun 1. a male given name, […]
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[klahyn] /klaɪn/ noun 1. Patsy (Virginia Patterson Hensley) 1932–63, U.S. country singer. /klaɪn/ noun 1. a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range /klaɪn/ noun 1. Patsy, original name Virginia Patterson Hensley. 1932–63, US country singer; her bestselling records include “Walking After Midnight”, “I Fall […]
[pat-see] /ˈpæt si/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . 2. a female given name, form of . /ˈpætsɪ/ noun (slang, mainly US & Canadian) (pl) -sies 1. a person who is easily cheated, victimized, etc 2. a scapegoat n. “fall guy, victim of a deception,” 1903, of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration […]