ETYM Old Eng. bridegome, brudgume, AS. brydguma (akin to OS. brűdigumo, Dutch bruidegom, bruigom, Old High Germ. prűtigomo, Mid. High Germ. briutegome, German bräutigam).
A man newly married, or just about to be married. bride groom.
A man who is engaged to be married; SYN. groom-to-be.
ETYM Cf. Scot. grome, groyme, grume, gome, guym, man, lover, OD. grom boy, youth; perh. the r is an insertion as in Eng. bridegroom, and the word is the same as AS. guma man. Related to Bridegroom.
1. A man participant in his own marriage ceremony; SYN. bridegroom.
2. A man who has recently been married; SYN. bridegroom.