Definition of bridegroom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbraɪdɡruːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraɪdɡruːm//
(also groom) Marriage
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a man on his wedding day, or just before or just after it I enjoyed the bridegroom’s speech. See related entries: Marriage Word OriginOld English brȳdguma, from brȳd ‘bride’ + guma ‘man’. The change in the second syllable was due to association with groom.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bridegroom