bridesmaid

noun brides·maid \ ˈbrīdz-ˌmād \
Updated on: 17 Dec 2017

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

  1. I was a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding.

Recent Examples of bridesmaid from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bridesmaid.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bridesmaid

1707


BRIDESMAID Defined for English Language Learners

bridesmaid

noun

Definition of bridesmaid for English Language Learners

  • : a female friend or relative who helps a bride at her wedding


BRIDESMAID Defined for Kids

bridesmaid

noun brides·maid \ ˈbrīdz-ˌmād \

Definition of bridesmaid for Students

: a woman who attends a bride at her wedding


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bridesmaid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a man who seduces many women

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!