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groom

[ groom, groom ]
/ grum, grʊm /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of groom

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English grom, grome, groum “infant boy, boy, youth, groom”; further origin obscure; akin to grow

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British Dictionary definitions for groom

groom
/ (ɡruːm, ɡrʊm) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of groom

groomer, noungrooming, noun

Word Origin for groom

C13 grom manservant; perhaps related to Old English grōwan to grow
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