A bridegroom being embraced by his bride.
A man on his wedding day who has just said "I do," to his new wife is an example of a bridegroom.
Origin of bridegroomMiddle English bridegome ; from Old English brydguma, suitor ; from bryd, bride + guma (akin to Classical Latin homo), man; altered by folk etymology after groom
Origin of bridegroomAlteration (influenced by groom) of Middle English bridegome, from Old English br&ymacron;dguma : br&ymacron;d, bride + guma, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
- A man on his wedding day, just before it or a short time after it.