war bride
noun Date: 1892 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • War bride — is a term used in reference to wartime marriages, especially but not exclusively during World War I and World War II.Wartime marriages occur in all places where serviceman find themselves. For example, according to The Daily Telegraph, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • war bride — war ,bride noun count a woman who marries a soldier during a war, usually a foreign soldier who came to her country to fight …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • war bride — war′ bride n. a woman who marries a serviceman about to go overseas in wartime …   From formal English to slang

  • war bride — noun bride of a serviceman during wartime • Hypernyms: ↑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 wartime * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • war bride — noun (C) a woman who marries a foreign soldier who is in her country because there is a war …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • war bride — /ˈwɔ braɪd/ (say waw bruyd) noun a woman who was married during a war to a soldier, especially from another country …   Australian English dictionary

  • war bride — 1. a woman who marries a serviceman about to go overseas in wartime. 2. a woman who marries a foreign serviceman and goes to live in his country. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • war bride — noun a) A woman who marries a man who is on active duty military in wartime. b) A company or individual whose business is increased by warfare …   Wiktionary

  • war bride — noun a woman who marries a man she met while he was on active service …   English new terms dictionary

  • I Was a Male War Bride — Infobox Film name = I Was a Male War Bride director = Howard Hawks writer = Henri Rochard, Charles Lederer, Leonard Spigelgass, Hagar Wilde starring = Cary Grant Ann Sheridan producer = Sol C. Siegel distributor = 20th Century Fox released =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”