four·some | \ ˈfȯr-səm \

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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Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Alex Rodriguez This foursome squeezed tightly together for a selfie that appeared on Kim's Instagram Stories. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Best Met Gala 2018 Celebrity Selfies," 8 May 2018 Its modest payoffs derive from the odd couples and foursomes and gang activities that come from smushing one clump of the Marvel roster into another. Michael Phillips,, "'Avengers: Infinity War' review: Marvel's semi-infinite jest, capped by a sucker punch," 24 Apr. 2018 And yet, after Heat 2 and Heat 3, there was no team that could catch the time posted by the Franklin Sabers' foursome. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's not the 'slow heat' if the fastest team in the state swims in it. Franklin foursome brings home program's first-ever gold," 20 Feb. 2018 The full foursome — including band members Fergie,, Taboo and — was back together for the Fourth of July holiday. Stephanie Petit,, "Together Again! Fergie Reunites with Her Black Eyed Peas 'Fam' for July 4th Celebrations," 5 July 2018 Stylish local couples and foursomes of all walks of creative life treat this as their second dining room. Bon Appetit, "Admiralgade 26," 18 June 2018 Archie barked up the wrong tree threatening Hiram but perhaps, with Archie going to jail and being on the inside of Hiram’s prison scheme, this will finally be the thing to free our favorite foursome of Hiram's evil doings., "Riverdale Season 2, Episode 22 Recap: "Brave New World"," 17 May 2018 But on one particular summer afternoon, Hervey almost single-handedly led his foursome to three stops. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "UTA's NBA hopeful focused on one thing for now: going dancing | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 Mar. 2018 Privacy - Terms Police believe the foursome could be in the Orlando area. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "Pawn shops paid real money for fake gold, cops say.," 12 July 2018

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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


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: a group of four persons or things

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