bridezilla

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noun bride·zil·la \ ˌbrīd-ˈzi-lə \
variants: or Bridezilla

Definition of bridezilla

plural bridezillas or Bridezillas
informal
: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 KoliCosmopolitanJune 2003
  • … the public-health agency released a wedding survival guide, which explains how to tame a bridezilla.
  • Time30 July 2012

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Origin and Etymology of bridezilla

blend of1bride and Godzilla, dinosaur-like monster introduced in the Japanese film of the same name in 1954 (Anglicized adaptation of Japanese Gojira)


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