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 Andy was a former collegiate distance runner, a social worker with a knack for innovative approaches, and also happened to be a groomsman in my wedding. Steve Magness, Outside Online, 24 June 2022 Tellez was in the weddings of former teammates Danny Jansen, an Appleton native whose nuptials Tellez officiated this off-season, and Ryan Borucki, for whom Tellez was a groomsman. Curt Hogg, Journal Sentinel, 23 June 2022 Mahomes' younger brother, Jackson, was the best man at the wedding while his Kansas City Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce was a groomsman. Charmaine Patterson,, 31 Mar. 2022 Mahomes' younger brother, Jackson Mahomes, served as his best man at the wedding, while his Kansas City Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce was a groomsman. Georgia Slater,, 17 Mar. 2022 Da Brat's former producer and dear friend Jermaine Dupri served as a groomsman and escorted her down the aisle, while her sister, actress LisaRaye McCoy, served as a bridesmaid. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 24 Feb. 2022 Since their time at school, Dazer said Downs served as a groomsman at his wedding and Dazer has visited Downs at his Auburn home. Christopher Williams, Sun Journal (lewiston, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Jan. 2022 My brother was a groomsman in my wedding 17 years ago. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 25 Dec. 2021 When the couple tied the knot, Abloh was by his friend's side as a groomsman. Kaitlyn Frey,, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of groomsman

1698, in the meaning defined above

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“Groomsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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