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.
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Origin of war bride
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby war bride
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British Dictionary definitions for war bride
a soldier's bride met as a result of troop movements in wartime, esp a foreign national
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