bridegroom

noun
bride·​groom | \ ˈbrīd-ˌgrüm How to pronounce bridegroom (audio) , -ˌgru̇m \

Definition of bridegroom

: a man just married or about to be married

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Recent Examples on the Web It was based on the idea that the bridegroom is to be congratulated on his good fortune, but that the bride IS that good fortune, and therefore should only be wished well. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: People at home acting as though they’re at home," 10 Nov. 2020 The happy couple are therefore within their rights not to reissue invitations that were previously declined merely because the date, the location and the entree (though not, perhaps, the bridegroom) have changed. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Being honest with acquaintances, but not too honest," 3 Sep. 2020 The bridegroom chose a semi-matching outfit of black brocade lined with crimson silk, and a cap topped with a brooch that his new wife had given him, featuring a unicorn and a cherub. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Lucrezia Borgia," 28 May 2020 This romantic gesture delighted Lucrezia, and the bridegroom, for his part, was surprised by his immediate attraction to his new wife. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Lucrezia Borgia," 28 May 2020 One of the preliminary bureaucracies of a Yoruba wedding, increasingly adopted by other Nigerians, involves the family of the bridegroom delivering a letter to the family of the bride. Yemisi Aribisala, The New Yorker, "The Beauty and Burden of Being a Nigerian Bride," 19 Sep. 2019 There is a rule against leaving wedding festivities before the departure of the bride and bridegroom. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Formality can be a good thing," 23 July 2019 Dear Miss Manners: What are the bridegroom's parents responsible for? Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Reducing chaos in airport queues," 12 July 2019 But as one bride and the other bridegroom will presumably also have features in common, Miss Manners has no objection to your washing and recycling your dress. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Stay-at-home dad objects to ‘playing hooky’ remarks," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of bridegroom

1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bridegroom

Middle English (Scots) brydegrome, by folk etymology from Middle English bridegome, from Old English brȳdguma, from brȳd + guma man; akin to Old High German brūtgomo bridegroom — more at homage

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“Bridegroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bridegroom. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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bridegroom

noun
bride·​groom | \ ˈbrīd-ˌgrüm How to pronounce bridegroom (audio) \

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: a man just married or about to be married

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