see also: Groom
  • IPA: /ɡɹuːm/
1604, short for bridegroom ("husband-to-be"), from Middle English brydgrome, alternation (with intrusive r) of earlier bridegome ("bridegroom"), from Old English brȳdguma, from brȳd ("bride") + guma ("man, hero"). Noun

groom (plural grooms)

  1. A man who is about to marry.
    Synonyms: bridegroom

groom (plural grooms)

  1. A person who cares for horses.
  2. One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department.
    the groom of the chamber; the groom of the stole
  3. A brushing or cleaning, as of a dog or horse.
    Give the mare a quick groom before you take her out.
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groom (grooms, present participle grooming; past and past participle groomed)

  1. To attend to one's appearance and clothing.
  2. (transitive) To care for (horses or other animals) by brushing and cleaning them.
  3. (transitive) To prepare (someone) for election or appointment.
  4. (transitive) To prepare (a ski slope) for skiers by packing down the snow.
  5. (transitive) To attempt to gain the trust of (somebody, especially a minor) with the intention of subjecting them to abusive or exploitative behaviour such as sexual abuse or human trafficking.
  6. (transitive, software engineering) In agile software development, to review and prioritize the items in the development backlog.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname for a servant.

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