Definition of foursome in English:


Syllabification: four·some
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrsəm


  • 1A group of four people.
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    • The foursome downed four courses of Arcodoro's famous Sardinian food during the three-hour repast.
    • Having a social evening as a foursome is fine, but it's probably better to organise something at home.
    • It wants us to become a threesome or a foursome or a whatever-some.
  • 1.1A golf match between two pairs of players, with partners playing the same ball.
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    • The format for the semi-finals will be match play - mixed foursomes in the morning and mixed fourballs in the afternoon.
    • The lesson of the golf at Bighorn may be the Ryder Cup warning that there is nothing more difficult than foursomes when your partner is playing a little better than you.
    • Local charity auctions almost always offer foursomes of golf at the best country clubs.

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