groomsman

[ groomz-muhn, groomz- ]
/ 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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British Dictionary definitions for groomsman

groomsman
/ (ˈɡruːmzmən, ˈɡrʊmz-) /

noun plural -men

a man who attends the bridegroom at a wedding, usually the best man
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