foursome

noun four·some \ ˈfȯr-səm \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of foursome

1 a : 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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First Known Use of foursome

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Definition of foursome for English Language Learners

  • : a group of four people or things


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adjective four·some \ ˈfȯr-səm \

Definition of foursome for Students

: a group of four persons or things


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