Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of bridesmaid.
  • noun The group of women in a wedding ceremony, (not including the bride) who participate in the ceremony.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bridesmaid.

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Examples

  • Now, there's some duh residue in (a) having eight "best" friends; (b) deciding arbitrarily that having three bridesmaids is okay but eight isn't; (c) drawing straws instead of including all of them or none of them; (d) your oldest friend taking things personally instead of just recognizing the desperate act of a desperate bride.

    Carolyn Hax: Wedding party choice has left-out friend smarting

  • The ring was on her hand, the Bishop's benediction had been given, the bridesmaids were a-poise to resume their place in the procession, and the organ was showing preliminary symptoms of breaking out into the Mendelssohn March, without which no newly-wedded couple had ever emerged upon New York.

    The Age of Innocence

  • The ring was on her hand, the Bishop’s benediction had been given, the bridesmaids were a-poise to resume their place in the procession, and the organ was showing preliminary symptoms of breaking out into the Mendelssohn March, without which no newly-wedded couple had ever emerged upon New York.

    XIX. Book II

  • The ring was on her hand, the Bishop's benediction had been given, the bridesmaids were a-poise to resume their place in the procession, and the organ was showing preliminary symptoms of breaking out into the

    The Age of Innocence

  • The bridesmaids were the two prettycousins of the bride, Miss Etta Brown of Detroit and Miss Mabel Wheeler of this city.

    Social Notes

  • The bridesmaids were the two prettycousins of the bride, Miss Etta Brown of Detroit and Miss Mabel Wheeler of this city.

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 2

  • The bridesmaids were the two prettycousins of the bride, Miss Etta Brown of Detroit and Miss Mabel Wheeler of this city.

    The Woman's Era Vol. 2 No. 9

  • A fine clear September day, with a cool wind and a warm sun; a day upon which the diaphanous costumes of the bridesmaids might be a shade too airy; but not a stern or cruel day, to tinge their young noses with a frosty hue, or blow the crinkles out of their luxuriant hair.

    The Lovels of Arden

  • The bridesmaids were the Ladies Emily and Louisa Challoner, the two Miss

    The Lovels of Arden

  • Snowdon, and that her wedding-dress should be the green kirtle and wreath of the fairies, and that her bridesmaids should be her Gypsy friends, Sinfi Lovell and Rhona Boswell.

    Aylwin

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