Definitions for groomgrum, grʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

groomgrum, grʊm(n.)

  1. Ref: bridegroom.

  2. one who is in charge of horses or a stable.

  3. any of several officers of the English royal household.

  4. Archaic. a manservant.

  5. (v.t.)to tend carefully as to person and dress; make neat or tidy.

  6. to clean, brush, and otherwise tend (a horse, dog, etc.).

  7. to prepare for a position, etc.:

    The mayor is being groomed for the presidency.

  8. (of an animal) to tend (itself or another) by removing dirt or parasites from the fur, skin, feathers, etc.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Zoology

Origin of groom:

1175–1225; ME grom boy, groom; appar. akin to grow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. groom, bridegroom(noun)

    a man participant in his own marriage ceremony

  2. stableman, stableboy, groom, hostler, ostler(noun)

    someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses

  3. groom, bridegroom(verb)

    a man who has recently been married

  4. prepare, groom, train(verb)

    educate for a future role or function

    "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"

  5. dress, groom, curry(verb)

    give a neat appearance to

    "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"

  6. groom, neaten(verb)

    care for one's external appearance

    "He is always well-groomed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. groom(verb)ʊm

    to clean and comb an animal

    The horse/dog is being groomed.; monkeys grooming each other

  2. groomʊm

    to prepare sb for a particular job

    His boss is grooming him to take over.

  3. groom(noun)ʊm

    a man who is getting married

    the bride and groom

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groom(noun)

    a boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable

  2. Groom(noun)

    one of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department; as, the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole

  3. Groom(noun)

    a man recently married, or about to be married; a bridegroom

  4. Groom(verb)

    to tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse


  1. Groom

    Groom is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is on Interstate Highway 40 42 miles east of Amarillo, 220 miles west of Oklahoma City.

Translations for groom

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who looks after horses

a groom at the stables.

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