grooms·​man | \ ˈgrümz-mən How to pronounce groomsman (audio) , ˈgru̇mz- \

Definition of groomsman

: a male friend who attends a bridegroom at his wedding

Examples of groomsman in a Sentence

He asked his two closest college friends to be his groomsmen.
Recent Examples on the Web The two friends grew up together in Jonesboro, Arkansas, graduated high school and college together and were groomsmen in each other’s weddings. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Coronavirus disrupts funerals in Oregon and across country: ‘It’s keeping people from coming together to grieve’," 13 Apr. 2020 This is possible because a groomsman has no critical responsibilities. Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Here comes the . . . Bob. What to do about an unreliable groomsman.," 22 Nov. 2019 As fans await the inevitable Instagrams from inside the glamorous wedding, one initial detail has certainly emerged as a highlight: Joe and Sophie's adorable dog Porky was apparently one of the groomsmen, and even sported a little tux of his own. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Celebrate Marriage With Second Wedding in France," 30 June 2019 While the initial reaction from many was that adding a veteran backup like Daniel took the Lions out of the running for Tagovailoa, people around the NFL view Daniel as one of the best groomsmen for young quarterbacks in the league. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Making the case for Detroit Lions to draft Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa," 4 Apr. 2020 But the wedding celebration is in Mexico with guests from Mexico, the U.S., and Belgium, where my mom, dad, brother, and half my groomsmen live. Adam Erace, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: How my job in coffee sales changed," 20 Mar. 2020 Recognizable names on the couple’s wedding guest list included their fellow Idol season 16 contestants Caleb Lee Hutchinson — who was one of Foehner’s groomsmen — and Catie Turner. Sophie Dodd,, "From Evan & Dang to Justin & Hailey: All of the Celeb Couples Who've Tied the Knot in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Former Astros player Tony Kemp was one of Correa's groomsmen. Jordan Ray, Houston Chronicle, "‘Love of my life’: Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez tie knot in elegant Punta Cana wedding," 9 Dec. 2019 Posing in formation on the venue's huge balcony, Jonas stood with all eleven of his groomsmen, which is just, like, an extremely casual way to celebrate your recent nuptials. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Joe Jonas Had a Regal AF Balcony Moment at His Wedding to Sophie Turner," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of groomsman

1698, in the meaning defined above

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“Groomsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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chiefly US : a male friend or relative who helps a groom at his wedding

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