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Definition of Groom

(noun) A man about to be married or who is recently married.

Examples of Groom

Groom Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɡrum/
    • British English
      • /ɡruːm/
  • Syllabification: (groom)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: grooms
  • A gender-neutral term for bride or groom is partner.
  • In contrast, a recently married or soon to be married woman is called a bride.

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Cite the Definition of Groom

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “groom.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

groom. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “groom.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“groom.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/>.