get hitched

get hitched

Meaning

  • to get married

Example Sentences

  1. Have you heard? Marge and Sam are getting hitched this weekend.
  2. My new neighbours are my idea of an ideal couple. I’ve heard they got hitched pretty early in their lives and have been going strong ever since.
  3. I heard Claude and Julia got hitched last week all of a sudden. Don’t you think they were a bit hasty in their act?
  4. My friend and his fiancee are getting hitched next month and then they are going for a month long honeymoon to some exotic location.
  5. They were quite young when they got hitched and they had no clue as to what they were doing. Not surprisingly, they separated after a few years together.
  6. Did you really get hitched to her when you went on that trip together or is it only rumours that I am hearing?
  7. It’s been ages since you have been dating each other. When do you plan to get hitched?

Origin

The phrase originated in America and was initially used to describe tying horses to wagons, around the late 1500s to early 1600s. Later, it was used to describe two people getting married, implying that two  people were being tied together just like a horse is tied to a wagon.

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AuthorBrit writes on 2nd February 2018

It doesn’t mean people are being tied together like a horse and a wagon. It’s an alternative form of “tying the knot”. In Celtic times, pagans tied their hands together in a hand-tying ceremony that was equivalent to marriage.

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