[grom-it] /ˈgrɒm ɪt/
a washer or packing for sealing joints between sections of pipe.
Military. a stiff ring of rubber or metal inside the top of a service cap, designed to keep the top of the cap stretched flat.
a metal-bound eyelet in cloth, sometimes used decoratively, as on a garment.
verb (used with object)
to fasten with a grommet.
a ring of rubber or plastic or a metal eyelet designed to line a hole to prevent a cable or pipe passed through it from chafing
a ring of rope hemp used to stuff the gland of a pipe joint
(med) a small tube inserted into the eardrum in cases of glue ear in order to allow air to enter the middle ear
(Austral, informal) a young or inexperienced surfer
1620s, “ring or wreath of rope,” from obsolete French gromette “curb of a bridle” (Modern French gourmette), from gourmer “to curb,” of uncertain origin. Extended sense of “metal eyelet” first recorded 1769.
A young surfer •Apparently a borrowing from Australia, where it is also spelled grummit: an ersatz club scene for junior high-schoolers, grommets, kiddies (1986+)
[grom-wuh l] /ˈgrɒm wəl/ noun 1. any of various often hairy plants of the genus Lithospermum, of the borage family, usually bearing white or yellowish flowers and smooth, white, stony nutlets. /ˈɡrɒmwəl/ noun 1. any of various hairy plants of the boraginaceous genus Lithospermum, esp L. officinale, having small greenish-white, yellow, or blue flowers, and […]
[grong-kee; Italian grawn-kee] /ˈgrɒŋ ki; Italian ˈgrɔn ki/ noun 1. Giovanni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA), 1887–1978, Italian statesman: president 1955–62.
[groh-ning-uh n; Dutch khroh-ning-uh n] /ˈgroʊ nɪŋ ən; Dutch ˈxroʊ nɪŋ ən/ noun 1. a city in the NE Netherlands. /ˈɡrəʊnɪŋən; Dutch ˈxroːnɪŋə/ noun 1. a province in the NE Netherlands: mainly agricultural. Capital: Groningen. Pop: 573 000 (2003 est). Area: 2336 sq km (902 sq miles) 2. a city in the NE Netherlands, capital […]
noun a fool or idiot; a weak person, esp. a man Examples turned into gronks Word Origin 1987 Usage Note slang noun Any nasty substance, like a collection in one’s belly button or between one’s toes: use a Q-Tip on that gronk /gronk/ Popularised by Johnny Hart’s comic strip “B.C.” but the word apparently predates […]