bride's basket


: an ornate usually colored glass bowl fitted with a handle and mounted on a silver-plated base

Word History


so called from such bowls' frequently being given as wedding presents in the late 19th century

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bride's basket was in 1963

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“Bride's basket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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