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 The foursome of Brown, Kayla Smith, Emily Iampieri, and Finley Lavin won the 4x400 in 4:29.31. Bill Blewett,, 16 June 2021 Assumption’s foursome of Lila Bensenhaver, Mattie Whitworth, Julia Schmitt and Ellie Meyer captured the 4x800 event title, as Whitworth outstrode Dupont Manual’s Mary Dye to give her team the lead entering the second exchange. David Harten, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2021 The foursome of seniors Rodney Bryant, Noah Musselwhite, Mitchell Curtis and sophomore Isaiah Bryant got the job done with a second place showing behind The Master’s Academy of Oviedo. Buddy Collings,, 7 May 2021 But Kaitlyn Mullin’s foursome was not about to make that additional walk. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2021 The Eagles’ Charlie Krone, Will Raches, Modglin and Jack Donovan were the same foursome that set a national age-group record in a December meet at Elkhart. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Feb. 2021 The cost is $100 per golfer or $400 for a foursome. cleveland, 29 May 2021 The company’s current line-up of course-ready canned drinks is now a full foursome with newbies Swing Juice and Lifted Lemonade getting added to the mix. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Fees are $140 individual golfer and $550 for a foursome, and include a round of golf, lunch, gift bag, two free drinks on the course, and dinner at the awards ceremony. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of foursome

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

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19 Jun 2021

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“Foursome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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