Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who attends the bride at a wedding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young girl or an unmarried woman who attends on a bride at her marriage during the ceremony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A female friend who attends on a bride at her wedding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony, as part of the main wedding group.
  • verb To act as a bridesmaid for; to attend the bride during a wedding ceremony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

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Examples

  • 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).

    FAT ACCEPTANCE IS EVERYONE’S PROBLEM

  • 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.

    I don't know what to make of this.

  • 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 Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

  • 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 Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

  • The title of bridesmaid is hardly one you can’t refuse.

    Something New

  • The title of bridesmaid is hardly one you can’t refuse.

    Something New

  • The title of bridesmaid is hardly one you can’t refuse.

    Something New

  • 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

    Moll Flanders

  • 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.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » Book Talk: She’s Gone Bridal by Liz Razin

  • Ask Carley: This bridesmaid needs to be uninvited While kicking out a bridesmaid is a major no-no, this is an exception.

    The Seattle Times

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