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

Examples of foursome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When he was done answering questions, Barkley joined a foursome that also included the pro golfers Sergio García, Louis Oosthuizen and Geoffrey Zakarian, a celebrity chef. New York Times, 28 July 2022 They were last seen on an airplane as a foursome in first class. Christina Dugan Ramirez,, 17 June 2022 Next up on their features roster is a foursome of Instagram creators who use their platforms to promote positivity and encourage their followers to prioritize their mental health. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 12 May 2022 During her time away from professional golf, Sorenstam has formed a favorite foursome that includes her husband and caddie, Mike McGee, and their two children, 11-year-old Will and 12-year-old Ava. Rodd Baxley, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 Register a foursome for the warm-up and get a free tee sign at the Chamber Outing in June. Hartford Courant, 14 Apr. 2022 Ohtani, who hit .257 with a .965 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, 46 homers and 100 RBIs last season, Trout, Rendon and Jared Walsh (.277, 29 homers, 98 RBIs) give the Angels a formidable foursome at the top of the order. Mike Digiovannastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 To date, only one foursome has completed the challenge. Oline H. Cogdill,, 9 Nov. 2021 The Hetzels will attempt to set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for most mini-golf holes played by a foursome in 24 hours beginning Sunday, July 31. James Weber, The Enquirer, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of foursome

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

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“Foursome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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

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: a group of four persons or things

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