American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who attends the bride at a wedding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young girl or an unmarried woman who attends on a bride at her marriage during the ceremony.
- n. A woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony, as part of the main wedding group.
- v. To act as a bridesmaid for; to attend the bride during a wedding ceremony.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A female friend who attends on a bride at her wedding.
- n. an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
“Those same girls who went to 27 Dresses in bridesmaid dresses can go to this one in the same dresses (not zipped up, t-shirt on underneath).”
“Being a bridesmaid is not the epitome of the female experience, but I'd put it right up there as one of the most humiliating aspects.”
“My landlady's daughter I called my bridesmaid; and sending for a shopkeeper the next morning, I gave the young woman a good suit of knots, as good as the town would afford, and finding it was a lace-making town, I gave her mother a piece of bone-lace for a head.”
“The title of bridesmaid is hardly one you can’t refuse.”
“My landlady’s daughter I called my bridesmaid; and sending for a shopkeeper the next morning, I gave the young woman a good suit of knots, as good as the town would afford, and finding it was”
“The overall tone of this book is one that had me chuckling out loud as I pictured a good friend sitting down with me over Cosmos and giving me the low down on what being a bridesmaid is all about.”
“Ask Carley: This bridesmaid needs to be uninvited While kicking out a bridesmaid is a major no-no, this is an exception.”
“While kicking out a bridesmaid is a major no-no, this is an exception.”
“For years known as the bridesmaid of British poetry - forever being nominated but never winning either prize - the poetry world has now more than compensated for having previously passed over the 57-year-old.”
“Well, the first fact is that being a bridesmaid is a job.”
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