Definition of Groom
(noun) A man about to be married or who is recently married.
Examples of Groom
- Barack Obama, groom of Michelle Obama.
- Homer, groom of Marge on The Simpsons.
- American English – /grOOm/
- British English – /grOOm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɡrum/
- British English – /ɡruːm/
- 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.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “groom” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Abbott, Elizabeth. 2011. A History of Marriage: From Same Sex Unions to Private Vows and Common Law, the Surprising Diversity of a Tradition. New York: Seven Stories Press.
- Coontz, Stephanie. 2005. Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage. New York: Viking.
- Lerner, K. Lee, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner. 2006. Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources. Detroit: Thomson Gale.
- common-law marriage
- family life cycle
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
Cite the Definition of Groom
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “groom.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (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 April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“groom.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/groom/>.