mail-order bride


mail-order bride
mail-order bride UK US noun [countable] [singular mail-order bride plural mail-order brides] informal, showing disapproval
a woman brought from another country to be married, usually in return for a payment to a company that makes such arrangements
Thesaurus: engagements and weddingshyponym to get, or to be marriedsynonym

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