well-groomed [wel-groomd, -groo md] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- 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 Related Words for well-groomed dapper, clean, impeccable, neat, shipshape, spruce, trim Examples from the Web for well-groomed Contemporary Examples of well-groomed
They easily blended in among the aging hippies, well-groomed yuppies, and Hollywood actors.
June 27, 2011
Another palace picture showed the well-groomed little Mohamed a few years later talking on the phone as if playing president.
February 13, 2011
In the family box in front of the TV cameras, the Palins were assembled, looking inhumanly gorgeous and well-groomed.
September 17, 2010
Historical Examples of well-groomed
One should always have the appearance of being “well-groomed.”
Edith B. Ordway
Surely he could find some sort of a job on that long, well-groomed street.
Herman Gastrell Seely
Her hair, under a white knitted cap, was smooth and well-groomed.
She glanced at her companion: a clean-looking, well-groomed, well-dressed youth.
Jerome K. Jerome
He was as neat and well-groomed as in the old New York days, but how differently was he clad!
British Dictionary definitions for well-groomed well-groomed adjective (well groomed when postpositive)
- (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