war bride

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of war bride

1 : a woman who marries a serviceman ordered into active service in time of war
2 : a woman who marries a serviceman especially of a foreign nation met during a time of war

Examples of war bride in a Sentence

  1. My grandmother was a war bride during World War II.

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First Known Use of war bride

1892

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of war bride for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who marries a soldier during a war


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