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best man

the chief attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding.
Origin of best man
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Let him have the chance—I fancy he'll jump at it, and he's the best man in sight.

    The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton
  • Everybody else said that Dozier was the best man that ever pulled a gun out of leather.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Being good or clever or generous or popular or the best man for the place counts for very little.

  • There is a limit to the best man's experience; a margin of error in the best man's judgment.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • For no one Is born without vices: he is the best man who is encumbered with the least.

British Dictionary definitions for best man

best man

the (male) attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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