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
As a verb grommet
is to insert a grommet into.
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.
A circle formed of three-stranded rope.
- 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 ’ .
* drop grommet
To insert a grommet into.
To fasten using a grommet.
To apply grommets.
(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.
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.
A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most.
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.
* haute cuisine