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

Examples of bridezilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My niece, who is engaged, is blossoming into a full-fledged bridezilla. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 29 Feb. 2024 The most frequent cases heard on that show seem to involve dog attacks and bridezillas. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Kelly Bensimon could be considered the opposite of a bridezilla. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 The bridezilla turned out to be wrestler Chris Jericho. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2022 The members of the 118 must save a bridezilla at a wedding gone wrong, and Eddie and Christopher get a visit from Carla. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 But that’s not to say Duchess Kate was even close to being a bridezilla. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, 21 Apr. 2021 And who would have guessed Wynonna would be the bridezilla? Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 The bridezilla didn't take too kindly to being roasted in the speech from her bridesmaids, Snooki, Deena, and Jenni. Derek Lawrence,, 26 Oct. 2020

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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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“Bridezilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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