Definition of shotgun marriage in English:

shotgun marriage

Syllabification: shot·gun mar·riage
(also shotgun wedding)


  • An enforced or hurried wedding, especially because the bride is pregnant.
    More example sentences
    • 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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