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Noun grommet has 1 sense
  1. cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    --1 is a kind of fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

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A grommet is a small ring or reinforced eyelet, typically made of metal or plastic, inserted into a hole in fabric or leather to prevent tearing or fraying.

Sense 1:

Popular Usage - Eyelet for fabrics

Sample Sentence: The tailor added grommets to the curtains to make them easier to slide.

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Sense 2:

Local Usage - Rubber ring used in plumbing

Sample Sentence: The plumber replaced the worn-out grommets in the pipes to stop the leaks.

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When used as a verb, grommet means to insert or fit with a grommet.

Sense 1:

Popular Usage - Inserting metal ring into fabric

Sample Sentence: She grommeted the canvas to prevent fraying along the edges.

Sense 2:

Local Usage - Fitting rubber ring in plumbing

Sample Sentence: The plumber grommeted the pipes to ensure a watertight seal.


As an adjective, grommet refers to something very popular or fashionable.

Sense 1:

Popular Usage - Fashionably trendy

Sample Sentence: The new clothing line was a hit among the grommet crowd.

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