Meaning of “bridesmaid” in the English Dictionary

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"bridesmaid" in English

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bridesmaidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbraɪdz.meɪd/ us /ˈbraɪdz.meɪd/

Examples from literature

  • Bridegroom-men and bridesmaids had formerly important duties. 
  • His two daughters will no doubt consent to be Lady Mary's bridesmaids. 
  • I said I thought of having no other bridesmaid. 
  • Meanwhile refreshments had been served to all the bridesmaids and, maid-servants. 
  • On no account must the bridesmaids walk either up or down the aisle with the ushers! 

(Definition of “bridesmaid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bridesmaid" in American English

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bridesmaidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbrɑɪdz·meɪd/

a girl or woman, usually not married, who takes part in a wedding and helps the woman who is getting married

(Definition of “bridesmaid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)