Last modified on 10 November 2012, at 21:19

Romeo and Juliet couple

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the names of the eponymous characters in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

NounEdit

Romeo and Juliet couple (plural Romeo and Juliet couples)

  1. A couple who have married without their parents' consent.
  2. By analogy with the two Shakespearean characters, a couple consisting of one member from each of two opposing families, parties, or countries.
    • 1988, Dugan Romano, Intercultural marriage: promises and pitfalls
      There are, for example, the Romeo and Juliet couples, who come from warring or enemy nations and escape to a neutral third country...
    • 1997, Lucia Nevai, Normal: stories
      The incidence there was especially high among Indian and Pakistani teens, Romeo-and-Juliet couples.

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