Definition of marriage broker in English:

marriage broker


  • (in a culture where arranged marriages are customary) a person who arranges marriages for a fee.

    • ‘Disappointed by this development, the marriage broker attending their meeting tells Norman he must retract the ‘61 per cent probability of success’ he had calculated for the couple.’
    • ‘There was a time when the search for a bride or bridegroom necessarily involved the services of the local marriage broker with a photo album tucked under his arm.’
    • ‘That film's dizzy dancer has metamorphosised into a beauteous marriage broker.’
    • ‘Marriages were arranged by family members or professional marriage brokers.’
    • ‘Though there are marriage brokers their charges are exorbitant and sometimes they may fail in their attempts,’ he said.’


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