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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.
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Origin of war bride

First recorded in 1915–20
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war bride

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