[ brahyd-groom, -groo m ]
/ ˈbraɪdˌgrum, -ˌgrʊm /


a newly married man or a man about to be married.

Origin of bridegroom

before 1000; late Middle English (Scots) brydgrome, alteration of Middle English bridegome, Old English brȳdguma (brȳd bride1 + guma man, cognate with Latin homō), with final element conformed to groom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bridegroom

/ (ˈbraɪdˌɡruːm, -ˌɡrʊm) /


a man who has just been or is about to be married

Word Origin for bridegroom

C14: changed (through influence of groom) from Old English brӯdguma, from brӯd bride 1 + guma man; related to Old Norse brūthgumi, Old High German brūtigomo
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