A bridegroom being embraced by his bride.
- The definition of a bridegroom is a man who is about to get married, or who is recently married.
A man on his wedding day who has just said "I do," to his new wife is an example of a bridegroom.
a man who has just been married or is about to be married
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
A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
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.