war bride

war bride
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr brahyd]
    • /wɔr braɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr brahyd]
    • /wɔr braɪd/

Definitions of war bride words

  • noun war bride a woman who marries a serviceman about to go overseas in wartime. 1
  • noun war bride a woman who marries a foreign serviceman and goes to live in his country. 1
  • noun war bride a soldier's bride met as a result of troop movements in wartime, esp a foreign national 0
  • noun war bride A woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime. 0
  • noun war bride (Idiomatic) A company or individual whose business is increased by warfare. 0

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Origin of war bride

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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Parts of speech for War bride


war bride popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

war bride usage trend in Literature

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