Definition of Best man

1. Noun. The principal groomsman at a wedding.

Group relationships: Wedding, Wedding Party
Generic synonyms: Groomsman

Definition of Best man

1. Noun. The primary attendant to the groom in a wedding ceremony. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Best Man

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best bib and tucker
best boy
best boys
best efforts
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best friend
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best friends
best laid plans
best man (current term)
best men
best of
best of all
best of both worlds
best of breed
best of the bunch
best off
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best regards
best seller
best thing since sliced bread
best thing since sliced pan

Literary usage of Best man

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1827)
"THE best man. IN the " Recollections" of the Rev. Timothy Flint, we have the following account of a race of men, seen by him on the hanks of the Mississippi ..."

2. Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates by George Grote (1888)
"There are always regular practitioners at hand, and no one will call in the second-best man when he can have the regular practitioner. men be Erait— ..."

3. Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1868)
"... Judgment of Men—Power of Holding his Tongue—Grant's Sidewalk Platform—Talks Horse to Senator Wade—"Wants Nothing Said "—The best man for Next President. ..."

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