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n.1.A rustic wedding feast; a bridal. See Ale.
The man that 's bid to bride-ale, if he ha' cake,
And drink enough, he need not fear his stake.
- B. Jonson.
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The word bridal is believed to be a corruption of bride-ale, a special beer brewed for weddings, and wedding presents were traditionally given by guests in exchange for beer.