[wel-groomd, -groo md]
- having the hair, skin, etc., well cared for; well-dressed, clean, and neat: a well-groomed young man.
- (of an animal) tended, cleaned, combed, etc., with great care.
- 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
They easily blended in among the aging hippies, well-groomed yuppies, and Hollywood actors.Whitey Bulger's Wily Girl
June 27, 2011
Another palace picture showed the well-groomed little Mohamed a few years later talking on the phone as if playing president.Hosni Mubarak's Final Tragedy
February 13, 2011
In the family box in front of the TV cameras, the Palins were assembled, looking inhumanly gorgeous and well-groomed.The Palin Girls Don't Share
September 17, 2010
One should always have the appearance of being "well-groomed."The Etiquette of To-day
Edith B. Ordway
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.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
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!Strictly Business
- (of a person) having a tidy pleasing appearance
- kept tidy and neata well-groomed garden
- (of an animal) well turned out and tendeda well-groomed horse
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