matron of honor

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noun

a married woman acting as the principal attendant of the bride at a wedding.

Nearby words

  1. matrixing,
  2. matro-,
  3. matroclinous,
  4. matrocliny,
  5. matron,
  6. matron of honour,
  7. matronage,
  8. matronal,
  9. matronalia,
  10. matronize

Compare maid of honor.

Origin of matron of honor

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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Examples from the Web for matron of honor

  • Allan-a-Dale also escorted Mistress Dale on horseback, for she was to be matron-of-honor at the wedding.

    Robin Hood|J. Walker McSpadden