groomsman

noun
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

Introduce the Wedding Party Include short bios of your bridesmaids and groomsmen (or bridesmen and groomswomen) on your website. Daniel Bortz, New York Times, "Tips for Building a Wedding Website," 2 July 2019 Joe posed for pictures with his groomsmen, but Sophie kept her look more under wraps. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner's White Wedding Gown Is Absolutely Gorgeous," 30 June 2019 Photos also show that Jonas stood out from his groomsmen by opting for a black shirt with his tuxedo instead of white. Marci Robin, Allure, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Got Married at Formal Wedding Ceremony in France," 30 June 2019 Next stop was the photo shoot with her court of honor — which can consist of a mix of boys and girls in roles similar to bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thalia Juarez, Washington Post, "A glimpse into a tradition celebrated in Latino communities," 15 June 2019 As a groomsman, my grandson has the expense of flying to New Orleans, two nights’ hotel stay, food and drinks. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: She knows I’m bisexual, yet she persists in using this term," 18 June 2019 Next stop was the photo shoot with her court of honor — which can consist of a mix of boys and girls in roles similar to bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thalia Juarez, Washington Post, "A glimpse into a tradition celebrated in Latino communities," 15 June 2019 Next stop was the photo shoot with her court of honor — which can consist of a mix of boys and girls in roles similar to bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thalia Juarez, baltimoresun.com, "A glimpse into a centuries-old tradition celebrated in Baltimore's Latino communities," 10 June 2019 Men, too, feel the monetary strains of being in the groom's entourage, with 43% of groomsmen and 50% of best men feeling the same as their female counterparts. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Survey Finds Bridal Party Expenses Can Put Serious Damper on Friendships," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of groomsman

1698, in the meaning defined above

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groomsman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of groomsman

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

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