bride·​zil·​la ˌbrīd-ˈzi-lə How to pronounce bridezilla (audio)
variants or Bridezilla
plural bridezillas or Bridezillas
: a bride or bride-to-be who is extremely demanding and difficult to deal with
You've heard about Bridezillas: women who get so wrapped up in their weddings that they tick off friends, insult family, and abuse florists, photographers, and caterers. Anuradha Koli
The tricky thing about Bridezillas is that their transition from sweethearts to creatures from hell cannot be foreseen, not even by the future husbands. Paul McFedries

Word History


blend of bride and Godzilla, dinosaur-like monster introduced in the Japanese film of the same name in 1954 (Anglicized adaptation of Japanese Gojira)

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bridezilla was in 1995

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Cite this Entry

“Bridezilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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