match·​mak·​er | \ ˈmach-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce matchmaker (audio) \

Definition of matchmaker

: one that arranges a match especially : one who tries to bring two unmarried individuals together in an attempt to promote a marriage

Other Words from matchmaker

matchmaking \ ˈmach-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce matchmaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of matchmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The experience taught us one thing for sure: Playing rivalry matchmaker is tough. Bennett Durando, USA TODAY, 3 June 2022 Elsewhere, Tana is sitting beside Kelli and yelling at fellow matchmaker Joseph. Joelle Goldstein,, 29 Mar. 2022 Jewish Matchmaking features single people in the United States and Israel who turn their dating lives over to a traditional Jewish matchmaker. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Mar. 2022 God-fearing young men and women married only through a matchmaker. The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2022 For Maximilian Büsser, CEO of Swiss matchmaker MB&F, alleviating social pain points through purpose is a key axis of the brand’s community strategy. Stéphane Jg Girod, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Gina is stuck in the middle when Norma’s rude sister comes to Valley Hills; Harry plays matchmaker to Drew; Spencer and Bette take the next step in their relationship. Anying Guo, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 Others are playing matchmaker, connecting museums in Europe that might have storage space with Ukrainian institutions whose collections are vulnerable, or trucks with supplies that can be sent to the front lines. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 The couple has three children; Tallulah, the youngest, would like to follow in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps and become a matchmaker herself. Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of matchmaker

1638, in the meaning defined above

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“Matchmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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