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.

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The Children as Bridal Party Move over, bridesmaids and groomsmen and make room for the children. Marianne Rohrlich, New York Times, "How the Royal Wedding Might Influence Weddings to Come," 22 May 2018 The couple chose not to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in the traditional sense for the European wedding because Oleg has so many close friends. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Influencer Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding," 8 Feb. 2019 But there is no true bridesmaid or groomsman living on this planet that wouldn't approve of you and your S.O.'s hip-hop/rap first dance song pick. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Best Wedding Songs of 2018 That Won't Make You Cringe," 6 Sep. 2018 The items, which were intended as wedding gifts for groomsmen, were identified at Newark Liberty Airport earlier this week, TSA officials confirmed. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "TSA finds grenade-shaped novelties in checked luggage at Newark airport," 22 Aug. 2018 For the Indian wedding, all the bridesmaids (who wore Mani Jassal) and groomsmen (in Boggi Milano) were given different responsibilities. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Influencer Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding," 8 Feb. 2019 Ralph Lauren also dressed the 12 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, four flower girls and one ring bearer. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "All the Details of Priyanka Chopra's Exquisite Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress," 5 Dec. 2018 The bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, flower girls, and ring bearer were all dressed in Ralph Lauren for the wedding at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, on December 1, 2018. . Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra's Custom Ralph Lauren Wedding Veil Was 75 Feet Long," 4 Dec. 2018 Lauren also dressed the bridal party, which consisted of 12 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, four flower girls and one ring bearer. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Priyanka Chopra's Insanely Stunning Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress," 4 Dec. 2018

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1698, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of groomsman

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

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