war bride


noun

a woman who marries a serviceman about to go overseas in wartime.
a woman who marries a foreign serviceman and goes to live in his country.

Nearby words

  1. war,
  2. war and peace,
  3. war baby,
  4. war between the states,
  5. war bonnet,
  6. war chest,
  7. war cloud,
  8. war correspondent,
  9. war crime,
  10. war crimes

Origin of war bride

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for war bride

war bride

noun

a soldier's bride met as a result of troop movements in wartime, esp a foreign national
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