• WordNet 3.6
    • n bridegroom a man who has recently been married
    • n bridegroom a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bridegroom A man newly married, or just about to be married.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bridegroom A man newly married, or about to be married.
    • n bridegroom [Perhaps in allusion to its sparkling appearance.] A local name in Banffshire, Scotland, of the gemmous dragonet, Callionymus lyra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bridegroom a man about to be married: a man newly married
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  • William Shakespeare
    “But I will be a bridegroom in my death, and run into a lover's bed.”
  • Dick Martin
    Dick Martin
    “I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bridegome, brudgume, AS. brȳdguma,akin to OS. brūdigumo, D. bruidegom, bruigom, OHG. prūtigomo, MHG. briutegome, G. bräutigam,); AS. brȳd, bride + guma, man, akin to Goth. guma, Icel. gumi, OHG. gomo, L. homo,; the insertion of r being caused by confusion with groom,. See Bride, and cf. Groom Homage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brýd; Ice. brúdr, Ger. braut, a bride.


In literature:

When it was evening she said to her bridegroom, 'That stupid maid wants to sleep by your door.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
The bridegroom was to stay at the Rectory.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
I forgot to tell you that Pat started out from Newport in our car, the bride and bridegroom squeezing into the Grayles-Grice.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Mary ordered a squadron of ships to be fitted out and sent to Spain, to convey the bridegroom to England.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
The bridegroom could never be induced to tell what it was that the mask concealed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
The groomy bridegroom and the unbridy bride spent together all the time that Rudd could spare from the store.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Cut it off, and be quick to make me over into a bridegroom.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Not the bridegroom, anyway.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The prospective bride and bridegroom have nothing to say in the negotiations, and may never have seen each other in their lives.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The bridegroom at the head of the table seemed the only one able to keep a grip on the situation.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan

In poetry:

"No bridegroom's hand be mine to hold
That is not lined with yellow gold;
I tread no cottage-floor;
I own no lover poor.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But whether or not a man was asked
To mar the love of two
By harboring woe in the bridal house,
The bridegroom wished he knew.
"Love And A Question" by Robert Frost
There with the king, the bridegroom, and
By him are led into
His palace chambers, there to stand
With his prospect to our view.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
"The Church of God is now thy spouse,
And thou the bridegroom art;
Then let the burden of thy vows
Crush down thy human heart!"
"The Knight of St. John" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Bridegroom in his robe of white
Sat at the table-head —
'Oh, who is that who moans without?'
The blessed Bridegroom said.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
The Bridegroom stood in the open door,
And he was clad in white,
And far within the Lord's Supper
Was spread so broad and bright.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan

In news:

The bridegroom's parents are Samuel and Ginger Bender , also of Salem.
The bridegroom is the son of Willard and Joy Whaley, Beloit, Ohio.
The new Mrs Cray is the daughter of the late James and Lois Scaggs and the bridegroom is the son of John and Bonnie Cray of Sikeston.
The bridegroom is the son of the late Tim and Maryann Dempsey .
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Joe and Sally Mitchem of Marietta.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Gregory Klamer of Chardon.
The bridegroom's parents are Samuel and Monica Detwiler of Columbiana.
The bridegroom's parents are Dr and Mrs Frederick Kinsey of East Liverpool.
The bridegroom is the son of Carl and Pamela Kline of East Palestine.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Terry Haskell, of Perrin.
The bridegroom is the son of Paul and Karen Landis of North Lima.
Parents of the bridegroom are Edwin R and Pat Sheen of 1943 Depot Road, Salem.
Gordon Small, notary public and cousin of the bridegroom, officiated at the ceremony.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Bill and Linda Moore of Belpre and Joyce and Steve Deem of Mineral Wells.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of James Augustine Ponce Sr.