Definition of bridesmaid
1 : a woman who is an attendant of a bride
2 : one that finishes just behind the winner
Examples of bridesmaid in a Sentence
I was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding.
Recent Examples of bridesmaid from the Web
Brides across the country are in a state of panic after a popular chain for bridal and bridesmaid dresses, Alfred Angelo, abruptly closed down many of its stores around the country without any warning (and just a sign in the store window).
Brian Bowman has been the bridesmaid plenty during this running season.
Knatchbull's exceptional life is to be celebrated not only for her royal connections (then-Princess Elizabeth was her bridesmaid at her wedding to filmmaker John Knatchbull), but also for her resilience.
Her 11 bridesmaids carried smaller, similar arrangements.
The liars are her bridesmaids, natch, and their dresses are black (which, again, is very on brand for PLL).
Tracy, 27, is a bridesmaid in her college friend Melissa’s wedding in September.
Ivanka Trump was a bridesmaid, her daughter Arabella was a flower girl, and Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, was the officiant.
At what point during the reception will his responsibilities to the corresponding bridesmaid be fulfilled?
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First Known Use of bridesmaid
BRIDESMAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bridesmaid for English Language Learners
: a female friend or relative who helps a bride at her wedding
BRIDESMAID Defined for Kids
Definition of bridesmaid for Students
: a woman who attends a bride at her wedding
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