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’.
Origin of grommet
- Probably from obsolete French gromette, gormette chain joining the ends of a bit from Old French from gourmer to bridle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From obsolete French gromette (“curb chain”) (modern spelling gourmette).