Definition of shotgun wedding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shotgun wedding

BrE BrE//ˌʃɒtɡʌn ˈwedɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɑːtɡʌn ˈwedɪŋ//
(also shotgun marriage) (old-fashioned, informal) Marriage
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a wedding that has to take place quickly because the woman is pregnant See related entries: Marriage
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shotgun wedding