bridegroom

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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.

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bridegroom (plural bridegrooms)

  1. A man on his wedding day, just before it or a short time after it.

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