[brahyd-groom, -groom]
a newly married man or a man about to be married.

before 1000; late Middle English (Scots) brydgrome, alteration of Middle English bridegome, Old English brȳdguma (brȳd bride1 + guma man, cognate with Latin homō), with final element conformed to groom Unabridged
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bridegroom (ˈbraɪdˌɡruːm, -ˌɡrʊm)
a man who has just been or is about to be married
[C14: changed (through influence of groom) from Old English brӯdguma, from brӯdbride1 + guma man; related to Old Norse brūthgumi, Old High German brūtigomo]

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Word Origin & History

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."
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Example sentences
The bridegroom also received a master's degree in electrical engineering and
  computer science there.
The bride was receiving her bachelor's degree and the bridegroom a master's in
People who had come for a wedding were trapped in the building, but the
  bridegroom managed to escape.
The bridegroom usually gave them money to go to the nearest tavern for
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