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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Recent Examples on the Web Time to head back to Miami for some quality time with this fab foursome. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "The Best Feel-Good TV Shows to Stream This Summer," 17 June 2020 Somehow our foursome managed to knock in a birdie on 18 thanks to a beautiful pitching wedge from about 120 yards out by me. Stefan Krajisnik, The Indianapolis Star, "IU's Pfau Course 'has opportunity to be one of best college golf courses in the country.'," 12 June 2020 Murphy in the same press conference also announced the loosening of multiple elements of the state's coronavirus restrictions — including letting golfers tee off in foursomes instead of just in twosomes. Fox News, "Hunker down: Some states say no full-scale reopening until coronavirus vaccine, treatment is ready," 19 May 2020 There are few more polarizing athletes than this foursome. Adam Schupak, Indianapolis Star, "Why golf fans should root for Peyton Manning in The Match II with Tiger Woods," 19 May 2020 As much as The Voice judges love each other, there’s no denying that the foursome fights like family. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "'The Voice' Aired a Special 'Road to Live Shows' Episode and We Learned So Much About the Coaches," 28 Apr. 2020 The free flowing conversation is a glimpse into what a vacation dinner in Hawaii with the foursome and their friends would be like, up until they are finally booted out of the restaurant Taylor says. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Power couples: Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor on Instagram Live with Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe," 27 Apr. 2020 The answer is, obviously, that all together, this foursome looks like an old school Hollister ad come to life. Ariana Romero,, "Outer Banks Didn’t Mean To Create Netflix’s Hottest New YA Cast (But It Did)," 16 Apr. 2020 The 4 by 200 relay team of Gael Segovia, Phillip Hernandez, Garcia and Jaylon Bell captured the race in 1:40.35, topping Miller’s foursome by just over one second. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Bondy, San Jac boys receive fine track and field efforts but Thompson still gets out the broom," 13 Mar. 2020

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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 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of foursome

: a group of four people or things


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: a group of four persons or things

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