bridegroom

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

noun

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

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Origin of bridegroom

before 1000; late Middle English (Scots ) brydgrome, alteration of Middle English bridegome,Old English brȳdguma (brȳdbride1 + guma man, cognate with Latin homō), with final element conformed to groom
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British Dictionary definitions for bridegroom

bridegroom
/ (ˈbraɪdˌɡruːm, -ˌɡrʊm) /

noun

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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