Foursome Four"some, n. 1. (Golf) A game between four players, with two on each side and each side playing but one ball, the partners striking alternately. It is called a mixed foursome when each side consists of a man and a woman. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A group of four people or objects; as, we need another player to make a foursome for bridge. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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