grooms·man | \ˈgrümz-mən, 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.

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Abbott and his groomsmen, including brother Chance as well as bandmates Austin Davis and Preston Wait, rented their tuxes from The Black Tux. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Josh Abbott Is Married! All the Details from the Country Star and Wife Taylor Parnell's Big Day," 9 July 2018 Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to have page boys and flower girls as part of their royal wedding party. Tamara Fuentes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George Looks Exactly Like A Young William/Harry At Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The outlet posted photos of the pair together and reported that Amendola, 32, was a groomsman in the wedding and Culpo attended as his date. Jillian Ruffo,, "Olivia Culpo and Danny Amendola Seemingly Rekindle Their Relationship at Friend's Wedding," 11 June 2018 Drew also had ten groomsmen to match, including two best men, his older brother JD and twin brother Jonathan. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Property Brother Drew Scott and Linda Phan's Wedding Photos are Finally Here," 31 May 2018 Weather permitting, they will be married outdoors on the terrace, with Allison attended by five bridesmaids and a bride’s man and Jonathan flanked by five groomsmen. M.a.c. Lynch,, "Love Story: Brought Together In A Hurricane," 24 June 2018 Oppenheim and Mezvinsky were groomsmen in each other’s weddings and continue to revolve in the same privileged social circles. Brian Flood, Fox News, "NBC honchos hope to replace embattled news boss Andy Lack after multiple scandals," 14 May 2018 Tyler's best man was bandmate Brian Kelley, and fellow country stars Canaan Smith, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, and Thomas Rhett served as groomsmen. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and His Wife Hayley Stommel Hubbard Were 'Meant to Be'," 5 June 2018 Instead of moving the ceremony inside, the groomsmen came up with an idea to keep the bride dry. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Groomsmen make sure bride stays dry during rainy outdoor wedding," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of groomsman

1698, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of groomsman

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

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