ˈwel-ˈgrümd How to pronounce well-groomed (audio)
: well-dressed and scrupulously neat
well-groomed men
: made neat, tidy, and attractive down to the smallest details
a well-groomed lawn

Examples of well-groomed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, hair on all students must be clean, well-groomed, geometrical and not an unnatural color or variation. Cheyenne Mumphrey, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2023 Additionally, hair on all students must be clean, well-groomed, geometrical, and not an unnatural color or variation. Cheyanne Mumphrey and Juan Lozano, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Be well-groomed, tastefully dressed and conscious of your posture. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023 And for Douglass, his own picture — the serious, dignified grace of it, always well-groomed, stoic, and finely dressed — was a weapon of war. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2023 The trail was well-groomed, though bumpy here and there from wind drifts. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-groomed was in 1865

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“Well-groomed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-groomed. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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