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[wel-groomd, -groo md] /ˈwɛlˈgrumd, -ˈgrʊmd/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Has that rosy, well-groomed body of yours ever sought repose on the tessellated floor of a public hall?

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

  • This well-groomed, handsome man of forty is James Morley of Bangor.

    Alamo Ranch Sarah Warner Brooks
  • One should always have the appearance of being "well-groomed."

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • The houses stand in generous and well-groomed grass-plots, none very much worse or better than their neighbours.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Surely he could find some sort of a job on that long, well-groomed street.

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • A handsome, well-groomed man at all times and in any costume—but never so handsome or so well groomed as in evening dress.

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
British Dictionary definitions for well-groomed


adjective (well groomed when postpositive)
(of a person) having a tidy pleasing appearance
kept tidy and neat: a well-groomed garden
(of an animal) well turned out and tended: a well-groomed horse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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