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well-groomed

[wel-groomd, -groo md]
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adjective
  1. having the hair, skin, etc., well cared for; well-dressed, clean, and neat: a well-groomed young man.
  2. (of an animal) tended, cleaned, combed, etc., with great care.
  3. carefully cared for; neat; tidy: a well-groomed lawn.

Origin of well-groomed

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for well-groomed

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Historical Examples

  • One should always have the appearance of being "well-groomed."

  • Surely he could find some sort of a job on that long, well-groomed street.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • Her hair, under a white knitted cap, was smooth and well-groomed.

  • She glanced at her companion: a clean-looking, well-groomed, well-dressed youth.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • He was as neat and well-groomed as in the old New York days, but how differently was he clad!


British Dictionary definitions for well-groomed

well-groomed

adjective (well groomed when postpositive)
  1. (of a person) having a tidy pleasing appearance
  2. kept tidy and neata well-groomed garden
  3. (of an animal) well turned out and tendeda well-groomed horse
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