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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On the 18th green at Karsten Creek, a foursome of shrieking teammates threw their arms around Haley in a moment of sheer adulation. Beth Ann Nichols, azcentral, "NCAA women's golf championships: Haley Moore emerges as hero for Arizona Wildcats," 24 May 2018 His fine foursome includes trumpeter Jeff Stout, bassist Bronek Suchanek, and drummer Bob Gullotti., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 22 June 2018 Their foursome attended the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, where Woods shared the lead after 36 holes. Marcus Hayes,, "Tiger Woods sends fans home happy, then joins them|Marcus Hayes," 15 June 2018 Players can sign up as a two-person team or create their own foursomes. Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 8-10," 6 June 2018 Round 4: Desserts Paula Deen’s famous Ooey Gooey Butter Cake might have been the favorite bite of the day for half of our foursome. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Paula Deen vs. Buddy V: S.A.’s Celebrity Restaurant Smackdown," 7 May 2018 Email Clayton Huggins with your foursome at Laura Groch,, "North County School News, March 29," 29 Mar. 2018 As part of the 20th anniversary festivities, a promotion is running through the end of August where one person in a foursome can get $20 off their round of golf during certain time frames (See full promotion details HERE). Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Worthington Manor Golf Club," 29 June 2018 That liberal foursome joined a 34-page opinion by Sotomayor. Joan Biskupic, CNN, "Conservatives exert new control over Supreme Court," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of foursome

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

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: a group of four people or things


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: a group of four persons or things

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