grom·​met ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) ˈgrə- How to pronounce grommet (audio)
: a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement
: 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 On the Thursday, May 23 red carpet, the singer wore a white Selva ensemble with metal cage and grommet detail that recalled the heyday of some of her wilder outfits. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 The pieces were an homage to a Prada grommet skirt and Zendaya’s custom Loewe tennis ball heels — which garnered headlines for their playful take on the tennis theme. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2024 In the aughts, popular leather bags with buckles and grommets, baguette shapes, saddle bags, and more were everywhere. Essence, 12 Apr. 2024 This two-pack is semi-sheer and comes with a grommet top to fit most curtain rods. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 9 Apr. 2024 Denim, Lycra, grommets, crystals and suede. ACCENTS: Brigitte Bardot hair, colorful anklets with peace charms, feather accessories, aviators, seashell necklaces, chunky leather belts, fringe handbags, straw fedoras, guitars and skim boards. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 These single-panel curtains come in three hanging options: rod pocket, grommet, and solid. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024 Gomez paired her gigantic bow with a black top with grommet and buckle details, neutral, naked nails and a pretty, shimmery pinkish-plum eye. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 8 Dec. 2023 For his pre-SNL outfit, Chalamet wore an all-black ensemble — a hoodie layered under a cropped leather jacket covered in silver grommets. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023

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Word History


obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grommet was in 1626

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“Grommet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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grom·​met ˈgräm-ət How to pronounce grommet (audio) ˈgrəm- How to pronounce grommet (audio)
: an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening

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