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best man

noun
1.
the chief attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding.
Origin of best man
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85
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  • Everybody else said that Dozier was the best man that ever pulled a gun out of leather.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • There is a limit to the best man's experience; a margin of error in the best man's judgment.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • The worst man, says the poet, knows more than the best man does.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • I should suppose so, but if not, he will certainly be able to tell you who the best man is in that line.

  • "His lordship will of course wish a best man," suggested Belknap-Jackson.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for best man

best man

noun
1.
the (male) attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
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