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child bride

noun
  1. a very young bride.
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Origin of child bride

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of child bride

  • But more than ten years were to elapse before the child-bride even saw her affianced husband.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

    Julia Mary Cartwright

  • Secondly, we find her as a timid and shrinking bride, in fact almost a child-bride.