Bridegroom definition

brīdgro͝om, -gro͝om
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.

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A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
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A man who has just been married or is about to be married.
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A man on his wedding day, just before it or a short time after it.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bridegroom - bridegoom

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bridegroom
Plural:
bridegrooms

Origin of bridegroom

  • Alteration (influenced by groom) of Middle English bridegome from Old English brȳdguma brȳd bride guma man dhghem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English brȳdguma, from brȳd (“bride”) + guma (“man”) (Proto-Germanic *brūdigumô), influenced by groom through folk etymology; equivalent to bride +‎ goom. Compare Dutch bruidegom, German Bräutigam, Danish brudgom.

    From Wiktionary