Definition of usher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌʃər//
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  1. 1 a person who shows people where to sit in a church, public hall, etc.
  2. 2an official who has special responsibilities in court, for example allowing people in and out of the court
  3. 3a friend of the bridegroom at a wedding, who has special duties
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a doorkeeper): from Anglo-Norman French usser, from medieval Latin ustiarius, from Latin ostiarius, from ostium ‘door’.
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