(also shotgun wedding)
An enforced or hurried wedding, especially because the bride is pregnant.
- Fewer pregnant single women are opting for a shotgun wedding, as well.
- They decided to get married months ago, so it's not a shotgun wedding, guys!
- The couple didn't so much mind the shotgun wedding, but it created a nightmare of paperwork and legal wrangling.
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Syllabification: shot·gun mar·riage
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