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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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 Now the Caps – born during the Ford administration just weeks after Nixon’s ended –hope to break a quarter-century dry spell for Washington’s forlorn foursome. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "Can Capitals break losing spell for woebegone Washington?," 23 May 2018 The cost is $185 for both events for one golfer; $740 both events for a golfing foursome; $555 both events for a golfing threesome; $350 both events for a golfing twosome; and $65 per person for the casino/dinner night only. Kathy Shiels Tully,, "Picture a children’s book about a Marathon bombing survivor and her service dog," 27 Apr. 2018 Or have a foursome made up of King George III and three British Revolutionary War generals, then have George Washington pop up near the end, body slam all of them, win the race, and flex in front of the crowd. Jon Tayler,, "Mickey Callaway Should Have Been Fired for Reporter Confrontation," 25 June 2019 Nicklaus was on hand to play alongside North, NFL and Green Bay Packers hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre and country musician Toby Keith in the tournament’s annual celebrity foursome. James Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jack Nicklaus shares Wisconsin stories including a missed anniversary and a mugging," 22 June 2019 Monday’s foursome, aside from Spieth, included Kiradech Aphibarnrat., "Oregon State’s Spencer Tibbits at Pebble Beach U.S. Open: I’m going to do my best to take them down," 11 June 2019 Both South Florida locations will have cigar rollers and raffles where dads have the chance to win a round of golf for a foursome and tickets to a Dolphins game. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Dining out on dad’s day? Here’s a guide to Father’s Day restaurant specials," 7 June 2019 Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas make the perfect foursome, which explains their adorable Friday night Broadway double date. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra Step Out with Their Jonas Husbands in New York," 11 May 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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