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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Groom \Groom\, n. [Cf. Scot. grome, groyme, grume, gome, guym, man, lover, OD. grom boy, youth; perh. the r is an insertion as in E. bridegroom, and the word is the same as AS. guma man. See Bridegroom.] 1. A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole. [1913 Webster] 3. A man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Groom porter, formerly an officer in the English royal household, who attended to the furnishing of the king's lodgings and had certain privileges. [1913 Webster]