women friend who attends on a bride at her wedding ceremony
- an unmarried woman which attends the bride at a marriage
- A female friend just who attends on a bride at her marriage.
1550s, bridemaid, from bride + maid. The -s- is excrescent but started to appear by 1794 while the kind with-it predominated because of the end regarding the 19c.
(letter.) A lady friend whom attends on a bride at the woman wedding.
A celebrated beauty, a maid of honour and bridesmaid of Queen Victoria, she married, on the 10th of December 1843, Archibald, Lord Dalmeny (1809-1851), member for the Stirling Burghs, who became a lord of the adrriralty under Melbourne.