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 Roker's 18-year-old son Nick was in the wedding as a groomsman. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 6 June 2021 Her latest book's deadline is looming, her best friend is getting married and her first love, Ryan Thompson, just so happens to be a groomsman. USA Today, 28 May 2021 One friend said Williams could no longer be a groomsman in his wedding. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, 20 Feb. 2021 The couple moved to Alabama in 1955 and lived in Montgomery for several years (Mr. Graetz was a groomsman at the wedding of Fred Gray, Mrs. Parks’s lawyer) before moving to Ohio, where Mr. Graetz had taken a position at a church there. Alan Blinder, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2020 The band was also in attendance, as guitarist Cody Tate served as a groomsman and Alexander was best man. Jen Juneau,, 25 Aug. 2020 Davis was rewarded for this victory when he was named a groomsman at Fang’s 1994 wedding to Daphne Huang, daughter of the mayor of Shanghai. Sam Whiting,, 16 Aug. 2020 The two friends grew up together in Jonesboro, Arkansas, graduated high school and college together and were groomsmen in each other’s weddings. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2020 This is possible because a groomsman has no critical responsibilities. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of groomsman

1698, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Groomsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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