matron of honor

noun phrase

: a bride's principal married wedding attendant compare maid of honor

Examples of matron of honor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Full Recap of the Couple's Live Nuptials At the ceremony, Turner stood by her side wearing a traditional tux, while Nist was joined by her daughter as her matron of honor. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 Nist also had her daughter, Jen Woolston, by her side as matron of honor, as well as her daughter-in-law Amanda Nist and Turner's daughters, Jenny Young and Angie Turner, as bridesmaids. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 Related Articles My fiancé’s sister is my matron of honor. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, 5 Jan. 2024 Here, Turner's daughters Jenny Young and Angie Warner with the evening's special correspondent, former Golden Bachelor contestant Kathy Swarts. 06 of 21 Jen Woolston & Amanda Nist Nist's daughter, Jen Woolston, was matron of honor, with her daughter-in-law Amanda Nist serving as a bridesmaid. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 Eddie Fisher Still reeling from Todd's death, Taylor found solace with her late husband's good friend, singer Eddie Fisher, who was married at the time to actress Debbie Reynolds — Taylor's own friend and matron of honor at her wedding to Todd. People Staff, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 The best man and the matron of honor were her most recent hosts. Lara Vapnyar, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Growing up, Alethea had always wanted her best friend, her beloved Nana, to be her matron of honor. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 Her best friend is Jemele Hill, who was the matron of honor among the wedding party, which included bridesmaids Gabrielle Union, Deborah Joy Winans, and Cari Champion all in black gowns. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 17 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matron of honor was in 1903

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“Matron of honor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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matron of honor

: a married woman serving as the principal wedding attendant of a bride compare maid of honor
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