war bride

noun

Definition of war bride

  1. 1 :  a woman who marries a serviceman ordered into active service in time of war

  2. 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.

1892

First Known Use of war bride

1892


WAR BRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

war bride

noun

Definition of war bride for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who marries a soldier during a war

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