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shotgun weddingnoun [C]

uk   us   old-fashioned informal (US also shotgun marriage)
a ​marriage that is ​arranged very ​quickly and ​suddenly because the woman is ​pregnant
(Definition of shotgun wedding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shotgun wedding”
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于女方未婚先孕而)仓促结婚, 奉子成婚…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由於女方未婚先孕而)倉促結婚, 奉子成婚…
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