- 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.
Origin of war bride
First recorded in 1915–20
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- a soldier's bride met as a result of troop movements in wartime, esp a foreign national
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