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 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 News, there are six more groomsmen who have yet to be revealed. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Married—Here's Everything We Know About the Wedding," 4 Dec. 2018 Our groomsmaid, Clémence von Mueffling, said a few words, as did our brothers, who were both groomsmen, and many other friends and family members. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Wedding at a French Château Had a Fireworks Display to Rival Bastille Day," 22 Oct. 2018 Makes a great gift for a groomsman, photographer, adventurer or whiskey aficionado. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Say cheese! Er, cheers! with local camera flask," 13 Aug. 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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