groomsman

noun

grooms·​man ˈgrümz-mən How to pronounce groomsman (audio)
ˈgru̇mz-
: 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 Entertainment magazines reported that Kelce, who had been a groomsman at the wedding, was there too with his then-girlfriend Kayla Nicole, who was a bridesmaid. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 12 Apr. 2024 Our next topic: These days, being a bridesmaid or groomsman in a wedding can get very expensive, especially if the ceremony and the prenuptial festivities are out of town, adding even more costs on top of the bridal party attire and other expenses. USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2024 One groomsman pretended to find it, delivering a Ring Pop to Mr. Trotter. Andrew Zucker, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 At their ceremony, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was one of the couple’s groomsmen, while little Sterling rode down the aisle in a tiny blue toy car. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 William has asked five friends to be groomsmen at the wedding – some are from childhood and some from college. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 18 Mar. 2024 It was announced many months ago and was to be a big, formal church wedding, with eight or nine groomsmen and bridesmaids, a flower girl and ring bearer, followed by a reception. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 Friends like Chad Carter, a groomsman, have helped to fill in the blanks. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Jenna shared a collection of photos from her big day, including the pair sharing a sweet kiss outside the chapel and posing with their bridesmaids and groomsmen all elegantly dressed in black. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groomsman was in 1698

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“Groomsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groomsman. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

groomsman

noun
grooms·​man ˈgrümz-mən How to pronounce groomsman (audio)
ˈgru̇mz-
: a male friend who accompanies a bridegroom at his wedding
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