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groom

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noun \ ˈgrüm , ˈgru̇m \

Definition of groom

1 archaic :man, fellow
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

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Origin and Etymology of groom

Middle English grom

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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groom

verb

Definition of groom

transitive verb
1 :to clean and maintain the appearance of (an animal); especially :to maintain the health and condition of the coat of (a horse, dog, etc.) by brushing, combing, currying, or similar attention
2 :to make neat or attractive
  • an impeccably groomed woman
3 :to get into readiness for a specific objective :prepare
  • was being groomed as a presidential candidate
intransitive verb
:to groom oneself

Examples of groom in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of groom

1809


GROOM Defined for English Language Learners

groom

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noun

Definition of groom for English Language Learners

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

  • : a person who takes care of horses


groom

verb

Definition of groom for English Language Learners

  • : to clean and care for (an animal)

  • : to make (someone) neat and attractive

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


GROOM Defined for Kids

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groom

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noun \ ˈgrüm \

Definition of groom for Students

1 :a man who has just been or is about to be married
2 :a person in charge of horses

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groom

verb

Definition of groom for Students

groomed; grooming
1 :to make neat and attractive
  • groom a dog
2 :to prepare for a purpose
  • His family is grooming him to take over their business.


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