Definition of matric in English:

matric

noun

South african, British
informal, dated
  • [mass noun] Matriculation.

    • ‘I think it will be best if I go to Cape Town to do my matric.’
    • ‘Those pupils who did reach matric lacked laboratories for science and well-trained mathematics teachers.’
    • ‘I did matric [matriculation] music but I completely refused to play after that.’
    • ‘He said a shocking 610 high schools in the province scored below 50 percent in matric results last year.’
    • ‘These assist mainly matric students and educators in the fields of Maths and Science.’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

matric

/məˈtrɪk/