groom

[ groom, groom ]
/ grum, grʊm /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of groom

1175–1225; Middle English grom boy, groom; apparently akin to grow

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British Dictionary definitions for grooming

groom

/ (ɡruːm, ɡrʊm) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

groomer, noungrooming, noun

Word Origin for groom

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