maid of honour


US and Canadian the principal unmarried attendant of a brideCompare bridesmaid, matron of honour
British a small tart with an almond-flavoured filling
an unmarried lady attending a queen or princess

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Examples from the Web for maid of honour

Historical Examples of maid of honour

  • Will it please you that I call your maid-of-honour, or summon the gentleman outside?

  • He wished she mightn't be a cut above him—such lords, such ladies, such knowledge of the court—could she be a maid-of-honour?

    Ask Momma

    R. S. Surtees

  • And it says much for the character and moral force of the maid-of-honour that William meekly put himself in the position of pupil.

    Just William

    Richmal Crompton

  • The maid-of-honour looked about the blue-and-white room with thoughtful eyes.

  • The best man and the maid-of-honour succeeded in dropping behind the rest of the pedestrians.