1. The word grom
short for grommet
is a surf culture slang term that originated in California and is used most often to describe any young kid who's a surfer despite their level of skill.
2. Evolving from surf culture, the term grom
is occasionally used to describe young skate boarders, skiers and snowboarders too, though used less often.
"I prefer morning surf sessions before all the little groms
get out of school and crowd the line-up."
"If that grom
drops in on me one more time, I'll teach that punk a lesson in respect that he'll never forget!"