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matron of honor

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noun
  1. a married woman acting as the principal attendant of the bride at a wedding.
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Compare maid of honor.

Origin of matron of honor

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • 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