bride·​groom | \ˈbrīd-ˌgrüm, -ˌgru̇m\

Definition of bridegroom 

: a man just married or about to be married

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As a captain in the British Royal Army, the norm would have been to go free of facial hair as per tradition, but the bridegroom made headlines by taking the unconventional route. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Beard-Care Sales Are Up in the U.K., and Even the Royals Are Catching Onto the Trend," 27 June 2018 The bridegroom wore a blue suit while his groomsmen wore snug concrete gray ones and colorful socks. Lois Smith Brady, New York Times, "You Could Write a Country Song About Them. (He Probably Will.)," 1 June 2018 Being afraid of a wicked queen or a robber bridegroom is delicious and distant, miles away from, say, watching a slasher flick. Tina Jordan, New York Times, "A Debut Novelist Takes On Islamophobia," 9 Feb. 2018 Walbert and his wife are big Elvis fans, and the bridegroom wore a black Elvis suit with a purple scarf. Patti Singer, USA TODAY, "Time, cancer can't keep couple from saying 'I do'," 12 Sep. 2017 Its object is his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush), owner of the town’s recently shuttered sawmill and imminent bridegroom to his significantly younger and absurdly gorgeous housekeeper (Anna Torv). Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: A Long-Buried Family Secret Explodes in ‘The Daughter’," 26 Jan. 2017 A Democrat running for governor with Boss Madigan around is like a wealthy bridegroom stuck with paying for the entire wedding in the hopes of joining the family business. John Kass,, "Why would any Democrat want to be Boss Madigan's footman, aka governor?," 22 June 2017 And yes, the bridegroom, now a writer of children’s books, and the bride, Lydia Appel Raurell-Soto, are still married. James Barron, New York Times, "Some Wedding Gifts Go in the Closet. Normandie Relics Go on the Block.," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of bridegroom

14th century, 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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bride·​groom | \ˈbrīd-ˌgrüm \

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: a man just married or about to be married

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