Examples from the Web for bridegroom
The bridegroom carries a ploughshare, and the bride a small pot containing conji (rice gruel).Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
"They'll be looking for a bridegroom for her soon," said the nurserymaid.The Blue Rose Fairy Book|Maurice Baring
He was likewise appointed ambassador extraordinary, and charged with safely conducting the bride unto her bridegroom.Royalty Restored|J. Fitzgerald Molloy
As soon as the ceremony was over, the bridegroom was whisked away, to be followed by the bride when she had cut the wedding cake.Glory of Youth|Temple Bailey
Come hither, and behold our Bridegroom; stand still and wonder for evermore at Him!Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for bridegroom
Word Origin for bridegroom
Word Origin and History for bridegroom
Old English brydguma "suitor," from bryd "bride" (see bride) + guma "man" (cf. Old Norse gumi, Old High German gomo, cognate with Latin homo "man;" see homunculus). Ending altered 16c. by folk etymology after groom (n.) "groom, boy, lad" (q.v.).
Common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon brudigumo, Old Norse bruðgumi, Old High German brutigomo, German Bräutigam), except in Gothic, which used bruþsfaþs, literally "bride's lord."