matron of honor


noun

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

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Origin of matron of honor

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words nearby matron of honor

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Example sentences 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