marriage broker


a person who arranges marriages, usually between strangers, for a fee.

Origin of marriage broker

First recorded in 1675–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for marriage broker

Historical Examples of marriage broker

  • My dear Mr. Brockton, after all, I never undertook to be a marriage-broker!

  • "But you be a marriage-broker yourself," said Yankelé imprudently.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • But do you tell this to da Costa the father or da Costa the marriage-broker?

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • The Duchess had clipped the wings of the angel with the phrase of a marriage-broker.

    The Cross of Berny

    Emile de Girardin

  • "My dear Leibel," said the marriage-broker, deprecatingly shrugging his shoulders and spreading out his palms.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill