- How do I prevent the all too familiar pre-wedding bloating experienced by so many brides on their wedding day?
- Now there's a girl who knows how to dress for an event without stealing the bride's thunder.
- The chair is for the bride to sit and the groom to remove the bride's garter from her leg.
like a bride's nightie
- Australian informal Very quickly: first sign of a better offer and they are off like a bride’s nightieMore example sentences
- She's up and down like a bride's nightie, pacing the corridor.
- The future of their reunion has been up and down like a bride's nightie.
- If the car was parked on a hill and there no friction between tyres and ground, the damn thing would be off like a bride's nightie.
Old English brȳd, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruid and German Braut.
In Old English bride was bryd. The bridegroom had nothing to do with the word groom. The original form was brydguma, from guma ‘man’. This second part was always a slightly poetic word, and by the end of the Middle Ages people would not have recognized it. So they substituted a word they did know. The origin of bridal shows that people have always partied at weddings. The word comes from Old English bryd-ealu ‘wedding feast’, from bryd ‘bride’ and ealu ‘ale-drinking’.
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