master of ceremonies

Definition of master of ceremonies

  1. 1 :  a person who determines the forms to be observed on a public occasion

  2. 2 :  a person who acts as host at a formal event

  3. 3 :  a person who acts as host for a program of entertainment (as on television)

Circa 1610

First Known Use of master of ceremonies

circa 1610

Seen and Heard

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


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!