Bride"groom` (?), n. [OE. bridegome, brudgume, AS. brdguma (akin to OS. brdigumo, D. bruidegom, bruigom, OHG. prtigomo, MHG. briutegome, G. brautigam); AS. brd 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.]

A man newly married, or just about to be married.

 

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