matchmaker

1
[ mach-mey-ker ]
/ ˈmætʃˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person who arranges or tries to arrange marriages by introducing possible mates.
a person who arranges matches for athletic contests, especially prizefights and wrestling matches.
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.

Origin of matchmaker

1
First recorded in 1630–40; match2 + maker

OTHER WORDS FROM matchmaker

match·mak·ing, noun, adjective

Definition for matchmaker (2 of 2)

matchmaker2
[ mach-mey-ker ]
/ ˈmætʃˌmeɪ kər /

noun

a person who makes matches for burning.

Origin of matchmaker

2
First recorded in 1635–45; match1 + maker

OTHER WORDS FROM matchmaker

match·mak·ing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for matchmaker (1 of 2)

matchmaker1
/ (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who brings together suitable partners for marriage
a person who arranges competitive matches

Derived forms of matchmaker

matchmaking, noun, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for matchmaker (2 of 2)

matchmaker2
/ (ˈmætʃˌmeɪkə) /

noun

a person who makes matches (for igniting)

Derived forms of matchmaker

matchmaking, noun, adjective
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