maid of honor
- an unmarried woman who is the chief attendant of a bride.Compare matron of honor.
- an unmarried woman, usually of noble birth, attendant on a queen or princess.
Origin of maid of honor
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for maid of honor
Surprised at your emotion, I permitted myself to speak of my maid-of-honor.The Usurper
If one of my plain calling may be said To know a maid-of-honor.One-Act Plays
"It is for your Majesty to command silence or speech," the Cyprian maid-of-honor said tentatively, as Caterina still held silence.The Royal Pawn of Venice
Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
But all this time, the inflammable Victor was indulging a kind of tenderness for Joachime, maid-of-honor and attractive female.
At the right of the groom sat Anne, Fanny's sister, who was maid-of-honor; and next to her sat the clergyman.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Louise Bennett Weaver