Grommet vs Gourmet - What's the difference?

grommet | gourmet |

As nouns the difference between grommet and gourmet

is that grommet is a reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet while gourmet is .

As a verb grommet

is to insert a grommet into.


Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  • (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder.
  • What do you over the pond skaterboarders (SIC) say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ‘grommet .
  • A circle formed of three-stranded rope.
  • Synonyms

    * grom

    Derived terms

    * drop grommet


    (en verb)
  • To insert a grommet into.
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  • To fasten using a grommet.
  • To apply grommets.
  • References




  • (of food) fine
  • Gourmet coffee is just like regular coffee, only better.
    We need to go to the gourmet grocery store to get the exotic ingredients for this recipe.

    Usage notes

    Gourmet has become somewhat debased by marketing usage, and is considered by some a pretentious middlebrow term. Such users tend to prefer terms such as (artisanal) (emphasizing the craft) for fine food.

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most.
  • Usage notes

    Gourmet emphasizes interest in quality of food and enjoyment of eating, sometimes to an obsessive degree: someone who “lives to eat rather than eating to live”. By contrast, a gourmand is someone more interested in quantity of food than quality.


    * foodie

    See also

    * gourmand * haute cuisine ----