foursome

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noun four·some \ˈfȯr-səm\

Definition of foursome

  1. 1a :  a group of four persons or things :  quartetb :  two couples

  2. 2 :  a golf match in which two players compete against two others with players on each side taking turns playing one ball; broadly :  any golf match involving four players

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14th Century

First Known Use of foursome

14th century


FOURSOME Defined for English Language Learners

foursome

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Definition of foursome for English Language Learners

  • : a group of four people or things


FOURSOME Defined for Kids

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adjective four·some \ˈfȯr-səm\

Definition of foursome for Students

  1. :  a group of four persons or things



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