groomsman
noun Date: 1698 a male friend who attends a bridegroom at his wedding

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Groomsman — Grooms man, n.; pl. {Groomsmen}. A male attendant of a bridegroom at his wedding; the chief attendant is also called the {best man}; the correlative of {bridesmaid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groomsman — attendant on a bridegroom at a wedding, 1690s, from GROOM (Cf. groom) (n.1) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • groomsman — [gro͞omz′mən] n. pl. groomsmen [gro͞omzmən, groomzmən] a man who attends the bridegroom at a wedding …   English World dictionary

  • groomsman — noun One of a number of attendants to a bridegroom at a wedding, one of whom is the best man. The Scotchman, who assisted as groomsman, was of course the only one present, beyond the chief actors, who knew the true situation of the contracting… …   Wiktionary

  • groomsman — /groohmz meuhn, groomz /, n., pl. groomsmen. a man who attends the bridegroom in a wedding ceremony. [1690 1700; GROOM + S1 + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • groomsman — grooms|man [ˈgru:mzmən, ˈgrums ] n plural groomsmen [ mən] AmE a friend of a ↑bridegroom who has special duties at a wedding British Equivalent: best man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • groomsman — grooms|man [ grumzmən ] (plural grooms|men [ grumzmən ] ) noun count AMERICAN a man who helps the GROOM during a wedding …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • groomsman — grooms·man || gruːmzmÉ™n n. male attendant of the bridegroom in a wedding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • groomsman — noun (plural groomsmen) N. Amer. a male friend officially attending the bridegroom at a wedding …   English new terms dictionary

  • groomsman — noun (C) AmE a friend of a bridegroom who has special duties at a wedding; usher 1 (1) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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