maid of honor

noun phrase

Definition of maid of honor

1 : an unmarried lady usually of noble birth whose duty it is to attend a queen or a princess
2 : a bride's principal unmarried wedding attendant — compare matron of honor

First Known Use of maid of honor

circa 1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of maid of honor was circa 1595

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“Maid of honor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of maid of honor

chiefly US : an unmarried woman who is the main bridesmaid at a wedding

maid of honor

plural maids of honor

Kids Definition of maid of honor

: a woman who stands with the bride at a wedding

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