Origin: before 1000;late Middle English (Scots) brydgrome, alteration of Middle Englishbridegome,Old Englishbrȳdguma (brȳdbride1 + guma man, cognate with Latinhomō), with final element conformed to groom
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
O.E. brydguma "suitor," from bryd "bride" (see bride) + guma "man" (cf. O.N. gumi, O.H.G. gomo, cognate with L. homo "man"). Ending altered 16c. by folk etymology after groom "groom, boy, lad" (q.v.). Common Germanic compound (cf. O.S. brudigumo,
O.N. bruðgumi, O.H.G. brutigomo, Ger. Bräutigam), except in Goth., which used bruþsfaþs, lit. "bride's lord."