war bride

noun

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 This exceptional debut novel honors Amanda Churchill’s real grandmother, a Japanese war bride who relocated to a vast Texas ranch in the 1950s. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Feb. 2024 Here, Davie portrays an Italian war bride cum lonely farm wife in 1960s Iowa who falls hard for a National Geographic photographer shooting Madison County’s renowned covered bridges. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023 More:The story of a Lincoln Park war bride who married in the middle of World War II Since Belle Isle is one of their favorite places to go together, Ford Motor Company has purchased a bench that will be located on the island with a message about their friendship. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 21 Oct. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of war bride was in 1892

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“War bride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20bride. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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