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matchmaker

1

[ mach-mey-ker ]

noun

  1. a person who arranges or tries to arrange marriages by introducing possible mates.
  2. a person who arranges matches match for athletic contests, especially prizefights and wrestling matches. match.
  3. any person, organization, etc., that brings two parties together, as to effect a sale or other transaction:

    an agent serving as a matchmaker between buyers and sellers.



matchmaker

2

[ mach-mey-ker ]

noun

  1. a person who makes matches match for burning.

matchmaker

1

/ ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə /

noun

  1. a person who makes matches (for igniting)


matchmaker

2

/ ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə /

noun

  1. a person who brings together suitable partners for marriage
  2. a person who arranges competitive matches
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Derived Forms

  • ˈmatchˌmaking, nounadjective
  • ˈmatchˌmaking, nounadjective
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Other Words From

  • matchmaking noun adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of matchmaker1

First recorded in 1630–40; match 2 + maker

Origin of matchmaker2

First recorded in 1635–45; match 1 + maker
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Example Sentences

Kathleen Marchsteiner, who has been a volunteer adoption coordinator for City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties in Washingtonfor two years, is one of many such matchmakers.

As he recovered, he decided to take dating more seriously, even hiring a matchmaker.

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Martin Luther had just helped 12 nuns escape their Catholic cloister, even playing matchmaker by setting them up with eligible bachelors.

From Ozy

We’ll be welcoming the other investors, playing matchmaker and introducing them to each other as well as the sponsors.

She refers to it as getting to play a mathematical matchmaker in her own version of The Bachelor.

And for K. Aleisha Fetters, seeing shows like Millionaire Matchmaker initially made her hesitant.

The minister of Justice is supposed to be the watchdog of the law, not a matchmaker for the yakuza.

Every matchmaker contacted admitted to female, and male, clients bringing up the sexually explicit S&M-themed novel.

It was as if he was echoing the advice given to many-a-young-bride by the village matchmaker.

Small things, such as Taylor Swift or watching Millionaire Matchmaker, or Amy Grant.

The humiliated matchmaker sent Josiah up to the grocery store on an errand, and then dragged his friend inside and shut the door.

"It is a very good project, but I am no matchmaker," said the old lady.

At the end of three months, during which Margery's dbut had come and gone, the wistful matchmaker was frankly in despair.

The old pastor's red face glowed redder, yet with pleasurable anticipation; he was a born matchmaker.

Apparently a sort of master of the ceremonies at Finnish weddings, corresponding to the Russian svat, or matchmaker.

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