from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man who walks down the aisle in the bridal ceremony in the traditional place of a bridesmaid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A male friend who attends upon a bridegroom and bride at their marriage; the “best man.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who attends upon a bridegroom and bride at their marriage.
(or "bridesman") is an odd title for it, even when used somewhat jocularly?
The other bridesmaid was Lorna's sister Jessica and there was a bridesman in the shape of Lorna's friend Adam.
It was then the custom, to prevent any coarse pleasantry which old times perhaps admitted, that the key of the nuptial chamber should be entrusted to the bridesman.
He would undoubtedly feel the perfect congruity of officiating as bridesman at the wedding.
The Reverend Mr. Rubrick, kinsman to the proprietor of the hospitable mansion where it was solemnised, and chaplain to the Baron of Bradwardine, had the satisfaction to unite their hands; and Frank Stanley acted as bridesman, having joined
They had called on Mrs Jenkins and Netta the previous day, and were invited to the wedding in the various capacities of father, bridesman, and bridesmaid.
I could have wished to have had young Ménou as my bridesman; but his presence was necessary at the plantation, and we were obliged to content ourselves with receiving his good wishes as we passed.
Lucy would have her for bridesmaid; and Frederic made her choose who should be bridesman.
Next to the altar stood Sir Frederick Langley, dark, moody, and thoughtful, even beyond his wont, and near him, Mareschal, who was to play the part of bridesman, as it was called.
The bridegroom must, before the bridesman and a few others, say: “Verily, we are content with the will of God”.
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