groomsman

[ groomz-muh n, groo mz- ]
/ ˈgrumz mən, ˈgrʊmz- /

noun, plural grooms·men.

a man who attends the bridegroom in a wedding ceremony.

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Origin of groomsman

First recorded in 1690–1700; groom + 's1 + -man
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groomsman

/ (ˈɡruːmzmən, ˈɡrʊmz-) /

noun plural -men

a man who attends the bridegroom at a wedding, usually the best man
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Word Origin and History for groomsman

groomsman


n.

attendant on a bridegroom at a wedding, 1690s, from groom (n.1) + man (n.).

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