child bride


  1. a very young bride.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of child bride1

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example Sentences

“I had refused to have sex with him,” one child bride told us.

Already, seven FLDS men have been convicted of either bigamy, arranging child-bride marriages or sex assault of a child.

Margaret (Elizabeth Rice) is young but she is not a child bride.

“But you can not marry her now, Rex,” whispered the little child-bride, nestling closer in his embrace.

Yet he did not 133 know how to say it; he had never spoken a loving word to any one except Daisy, his fair little child-bride.

You remember how you fell down senseless by her bedside when we told you the terrible news––the young child-bride was dead?

We saw too the pitiable child-bride marrying perhaps a man three times her age because he could take care of her.

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


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