war bride


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

My grandmother was a war bride during World War II.
Recent Examples on the Web Nick Barraco had just returned from World War II with an English war bride. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2020 Richard recalls reading The Courier Journal one day and seeing a photo of local French war bride Josette Bouchet Kearns and her husband William. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 28 May 2020 Based on the novel of the same name, the musical tells the story of an Italian war bride trapped in rural Iowa who falls in love with a footloose photographer while her family is out of town. Kt Hawbaker, chicagotribune.com, 6 June 2018 Melissa Hunter is compelling as Abagnale's French war bride mother, equal parts victim and villain. Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com, 17 Apr. 2018 To see photos from families of Japanese war brides, visit https://instagram.com/kathryn.tolbert. Kathryn Tolbert, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2018 Al was divorced from his war bride and, sadly, eventually estranged from his two sons. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2018 His mother was an Austrian war bride and his father was a noted mathematician. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2018 At Sansome Street, all 104 women detainees, the majority Chinese war brides like Ha, launched a hunger strike to protest immigration policies. Daniela Blei, Smithsonian, 12 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of war bride

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“War bride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20bride. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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