bride·​zil·​la | \ ˌbrīd-ˈzi-lə How to pronounce bridezilla (audio) \
variants: or Bridezilla
plural bridezillas or Bridezillas

Definition of bridezilla

: 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

First Known Use of bridezilla

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bridezilla

blend of bride 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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3 Sep 2020

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“Bridezilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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