grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) , ˈgrə- How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Definition of grommet

1 : a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement
2 : an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it

Examples of grommet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cubicle Drapery features small grommets or holes for hooks that hang from a track. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Right Window Treatment for Every Room," 30 Sep. 2019 Lopez kept it classy and chic with a white, plunge neck blazer and skirt combo, paired with a large, white grommet belt. Georgia Slater,, "Jennifer Lopez Wears Plunging White Dress Suit to Perfume Pop-Up in N.Y.C. After Super Bowl News," 27 Sep. 2019 The ensemble was decked in spikes and grommets, with a thick black belt to accentuate her waist. Falen Hardge, The Hollywood Reporter, "Lupita Nyong'o's Gothic Glam: Style Team Shares Secrets Behind Her Red-Carpet Looks," 15 Nov. 2019 In at least five vehicles sold worldwide, the grommet has allowed moisture to seep into the battery, risking a short circuit or even a fire. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Audi Recalls Some E-Tron SUVs Over a Battery Issue," 10 June 2019 This alternative lexicon is thick with terms: grommet (noun. Los Angeles Times, "Frothy to learn about surfing? Don’t be surf-stoked. The sport’s language really rips," 3 Aug. 2019 According to the website, all custom curtain and shades—except for grommet curtains—will ship from Mesken's New York headquarters in 10 business days or less. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This Company Makes Custom Curtains and Shades Starting at Just $65," 14 Feb. 2019 By morning, all that remained were ashes and metal grommets. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "The patriotic story of 25,000 US flags that went out in a blaze of Old Glory," 2 July 2019 The kids at the shelter wandered around in laceless shoes — even the metal grommets had been removed — a precaution the center took with minors to prevent self-harm. Alice Driver, Longreads, "Oh, Girl!," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of grommet

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grommet

obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle

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The first known use of grommet was in 1626

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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Grommet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring that is used to strengthen a small hole in a piece of cloth or leather


grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Kids Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring to strengthen or protect a small hole

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