bridegroom

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From Middle English brydgrome, bridegome, from Old English brȳdguma, from Proto-Germanic *brūdigumô, equivalent to Old English brȳd (bride) + guma (man). Altered by folk etymology to end with groom, as guma was obsolete. Compare Saterland Frisian Brüüdicham, Dutch bruidegom, German Bräutigam, Norwegian and Danish brudgom.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹaɪdˌɡɹuːm/

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bridegroom (plural bridegrooms)

  1. A man in the context of his own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.

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