best man

noun

Definition of best man

: the principal groomsman at a wedding

Examples of best man in a Sentence

The groom asked his brother to be his best man and the bride asked her sister to be her maid of honor.
Recent Examples on the Web The groom’s brother, Clement Adkission Sydnor V, who is known as Quint, was his best man. New York Times, "Interabled YouTubers, ‘Cole and Charisma,’ Celebrate Wedding," 7 Nov. 2020 Salutes and Shoutouts Guests who tuned in online, including Ms. Chettiar’s father, celebrated the couple with virtual toasts after the on-site matron of honor, Myrna Perez, and best man, Edward Russo, gave speeches. New York Times, "After Two Dating Apps and 98 First Dates, Something Was Different About the 99th," 29 Jan. 2021 That group could include Mike LaFleur — the younger brother of Packers Coach Matt LaFleur, who was the best man at Saleh’s wedding — as the Jets’ offensive coordinator. New York Times, "In Robert Saleh, the Jets Believe They Found the Leader They Need," 15 Jan. 2021 Looking forward to playing against him, may the best man win. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "No. 2 Notre Dame-Boston College live stream (11/14): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 14 Nov. 2020 Maybe none of them would have connected with Clare, and maybe Clare really did zero in on the best man for her. Washington Post, "Real-world lessons from Clare and Tayshia’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’," 23 Dec. 2020 If the Cowboys need an explosive play out of their rushing attack, Pollard is the best man for the job. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 things we learned from Cowboys-Bengals, including why RB-by-committee is the way for Dallas to go," 14 Dec. 2020 Looking forward to playing against him, may the best man win. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "No. 2 Notre Dame-Boston College live stream (11/14): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 14 Nov. 2020 Ray served as best man when Bill and Sally got married in May 1970. Sarah Fallon, Wired, "The Secret History of the First Microprocessor, the F-14, and Me," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of best man

circa 1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Best man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best%20man. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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best man

noun

English Language Learners Definition of best man

: the most important male friend or relative who helps a groom at his wedding

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