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Definition of "grooming" [grooming]

  • Present participle of groom. (verb)
  • Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing. (noun)
  • The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work. (noun)
  • Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them. (noun)
  • The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "grooming" in a sentence
  • "It ` s sort of what they call grooming in the pedophile industry, isn ` t it?"
  • "Which means that just his regular maintenance grooming is not cutting it currently."
  • "As a bonding activity, this grooming is reciprocal, founded on mutuality (which is to say, an exhibition of care constitutes an elicitation of a reciprocal exhibition of care)."