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groom

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noun \ˈgrüm, ˈgru̇m\

Simple Definition of groom

  • : a man who has just married or is about to be married

  • : a person who takes care of horses

Full Definition of groom

  1. 1 archaic :  man, fellow

  2. 2 a (1) archaic :  manservant (2) :  one of several officers of the English royal household b :  a person responsible for the feeding, exercising, and stabling of horses

  3. 3 :  bridegroom

Origin of groom

Middle English grom


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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groom

verb

Simple Definition of groom

  • : to clean and care for (an animal)

  • : to make (someone) neat and attractive

  • : to make (something) neat, smooth, or attractive

Full Definition of groom

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to clean and maintain the appearance of (as the coat of a horse or dog)

  3. 2 :  to make neat or attractive <an impeccably groomed woman>

  4. 3 :  to get into readiness for a specific objective :  prepare <was being groomed as a presidential candidate>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to groom oneself

Examples of groom

  1. The horses are being groomed for the competition.

  2. She spent hours grooming herself.

  3. She always seems to be perfectly groomed and neatly dressed.

  4. He is being groomed to take over the company.



1809

First Known Use of groom

1809



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