Definition of groomsman in English:

groomsman

noun

North american
  • A male friend officially attending the bridegroom at a wedding.

    • ‘Another man I later found out was the principal groomsman.’
    • ‘Then came the bridesmaids, all friends and relatives of Jane, and the groomsmen.’
    • ‘Two of my groomsmen actually went to my mother the night before we were married and asked my mother to stop the wedding.’
    • ‘Still in practice the groom and groomsmen make their entrance into the chapel through a side door.’
    • ‘The groomsmen stood in the back of the church, waiting as more and more guests arrived.’
    • ‘It appeared to be a groomsman, probably the best man.’
    • ‘A half hour or so later, as all the groomsmen were getting ready to go back to the hotel for the night, Tami corners me.’
    • ‘As it is, Scott asked him to stand as a groomsman, and surprisingly, Dave agreed.’
    • ‘She's already asked you to be a groomsman at the wedding.’
    • ‘I was a groomsman in a good buddy's wedding a few years ago, and we did just that.’
    • ‘There was silence, and just as he opened his mouth to commence the ceremony, Jason jumped out of the line of groomsmen.’
    • ‘The bridesmaids and the groomsmen were already at the end of the aisle.’
    • ‘And as of Thursday, one of the groomsmen still had not even been measured for his tuxedo.’
    • ‘I spoke with him as casually as with any of the other groomsmen, although my mind was shouting that I loved him every time I saw him.’
    • ‘A bachelor party is for the groom, the groomsmen and selected male friends.’
    • ‘We even have it planned out as far as the groomsmen and bridesmaids.’
    • ‘I followed her gaze and saw that Lance and the rest of the groomsmen had just walked in, including Kyle.’
    • ‘When Peter and Pavel were young men back in Russia, they were asked to be groomsmen for a friend.’
    • ‘She fled in tears to a girlfriend's house, he took off with his best man and several of the groomsmen to Tijuana.’
    • ‘When all the bridesmaids and groomsmen were in order the main event began.’

Pronunciation:

groomsman

/ˈɡro͞omzmən//ˈɡro͝omzmən/