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mail-order bride

[ meyl-awr-der brahyd ]
/ ˈmeɪlˌɔr dər ˌbraɪd /
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noun
a woman who solicits or accepts a contractual marriage arranged by an agency or brokerage after a period of long-distance courtship, traditionally by written correspondence.
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Origin of mail-order bride

First recorded in 1905–10

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