four·​some | \ ˈfȯr-səm How to pronounce foursome (audio) \

Definition of foursome

1a : a group of four persons or things : quartet
b : two couples
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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In his later years Joe could be seen golfing with his loyal foursome of friends at the Deer Run golf course., "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/6," 6 July 2019 Each week, Mulligan provided transportation to the St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal for his regular foursome. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Language insights into the games that people play," 22 June 2019 Sponsorship teams get to select a pro athlete to complete their foursome. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-Michigan football, hockey stars to play in Mike Barwis' charity golf tournament," 17 June 2019 On our last day in Yiwu, our foursome veers off the main drag to search for the historic starting point of the Tea Horse Road. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 By attacking representatives Ocasio Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib, Trump may encourage women, minorities and those who like this foursome to head to the polls. John M. Murphy, The Conversation, "The rhetorical trick Trump used on the ‘Squad’ and how it could affect the vote," 30 July 2019 The foursome of 20-something siblings from Maryland are the human embodiment of a backflip. Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, "The Dobre brothers are trying to be the next Mister Rogers — if Mister Rogers rapped about being ‘lit’," 25 July 2019 Each winner will bring two guests and will be paired with either Wingo, Golic or Mike Golic Jr. in a foursome, with a fourth team hailing from ESPN Milwaukee. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ESPN radio hosts Trey Wingo and Mike Golic headed to Whistling Straits for 'Wingo Cup'," 22 July 2019 The fabulous foursome are together again! Chris Hemsworth and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, celebrated her birthday early with a family vacation in Ibiza, Spain, alongside several family friends including Matt and Luciana Damon. Alexia Fernandez,, "Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Celebrate Her Birthday with Matt and Luciana Damon in Spain," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of foursome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of foursome

: a group of four people or things


four·​some | \ ˈfȯr-səm How to pronounce foursome (audio) \

Kids Definition of foursome

: a group of four persons or things

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