Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man who attends upon a bridegroom and bride at their marriage.

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

  • noun A male friend who attends upon a bridegroom and bride at their marriage; the “best man.”

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

  • noun A man who walks down the aisle in the bridal ceremony in the traditional place of a bridesmaid.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Blend of bridesmaid and man

Examples

  • (or "bridesman") is an odd title for it, even when used somewhat jocularly?

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • The other bridesmaid was Lorna's sister Jessica and there was a bridesman in the shape of Lorna's friend Adam.

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • 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.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He would undoubtedly feel the perfect congruity of officiating as bridesman at the wedding.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • 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 Black Dwarf

  • 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

    Waverley

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348

  • Lucy would have her for bridesmaid; and Frederic made her choose who should be bridesman.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • 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.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • 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 Black Dwarf

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