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shotgun marriage

noun

Definition of SHOTGUN MARRIAGE

1
:  a marriage forced or required because of pregnancy —called also shotgun wedding
2
:  a forced union <a spate of brokerage mergers…hastily arranged shotgun marriages — John Brooks>

First Known Use of SHOTGUN MARRIAGE

1929

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