People are interested in the little details that will help them groom this mythical figure—and he was mythical—to reality.
To start, that all a groom needs to qualify as “Prince Charming” is a fat wallet (why, hello there, “Joe Millionaire”).
The groom has to give the bride a dowry to make the contract valid, and that dowry is for her and her alone to use as she wishes.
The charges against the groom as well as against a bridesmaid were dropped.
Her groom, Daniel Westling, was an unusual choice: they met when he was her fitness coach.
But before he told the story he had excluded all but himself and the groom.
There was neither hawk nor hound nor hut nor castle nor groom nor falconer.
With the thaw there came a groom every afternoon with a sleek and beautiful mare in case Miss McIntyre should care to ride.
The groom keeps the table, trestles, and forms for dinner; and water in a heater.
Even the ostlers cannot be got to attend to their duties, therefore I fear you will have to groom and feed your horse yourself.
c.1200, grome "male child, boy;" c.1300 as "youth, young man." No known cognates in other Germanic languages. Perhaps from Old English *groma, related to growan "grow;" or from Old French grommet "servant" (cf. Middle English gromet "ship's boy," early 13c.). Meaning "male servant who attends to horses" is from 1660s.
husband-to-be at a wedding, c.1600, short for bridegroom, in which the second element is Old English guma "man."
1809, from groom (n.1) in its secondary sense of "male servant who attends to horses." Transferred sense of "to tidy (oneself) up" is from 1843; figurative sense of "to prepare a candidate" is from 1887, originally in U.S. politics. Related: Groomed; grooming.