shotgun wedding


Definition of shotgun wedding

  1. :  a wedding that happens because the bride is pregnant

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

    :  an offensive football formation in which the quarterback plays a few yards behind the line of scrimmage and the other backs are scattered as flankers or slotbacks

  1. :  of, relating to, or using a shotgun

    :  involving coercion

    :  covering a wide field with hit-or-miss effectiveness

  1. :  a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities :  nuptials

    :  an act, process, or instance of joining in close association

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a trip made at another's expense

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