groom·​er | \ ˈgrü-mər How to pronounce groomer (audio) \

Definition of groomer

: one who grooms (animals, such as dogs)

Examples of groomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The order covers an estimated 70,000 nail-salon workers, hairdressers, aestheticians, carwash workers, dog groomers and tour guides. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "New York State Order Extends Minimum Wage to Hairdressers, Carwash Workers," 31 Dec. 2019 Looking out for the plovers was the Park District, including beach groomers, and a range of other groups, from the Lincoln Park Zoo to Chicago police. Morgan Greene,, "Plover and out: The summer stars of Montrose Beach head south for the winter," 29 Aug. 2019 Two multi-groomers—one's a 29-piece set—and a classic shaver are on sale for Cyber Monday. CNN Underscored, "The best Cyber Monday deals to shop on Amazon," 2 Dec. 2019 Ciro Macias Martinez led a double life, working as a horse groomer by day and overseeing the flow of $30 million worth of drugs into Kentucky by night before being imprisoned in 2018 for meth trafficking and money laundering, federal records show. Beth Warren,, "A ruthless Mexican drug lord’s empire is devastating families with its grip on small-town USA," 25 Nov. 2019 The couple had just left their dog at the groomer moments before. Chris Harris,, "Heroes, Grandparents and Role Models: Remembering the Victims of the El Paso Mass Shooting," 5 Aug. 2019 Prince faced animal groomer and small-business owner David Thom, who took in 17 percent of the votes, followed by Indigenous Roots co-founder Mary Anne Quiroz with more than 14 percent. Natalie Rademacher, Twin Cities, "Incumbents look to carry St. Paul City Council races, Dai Thao in lead in Ward 1, Nelsie Yang in lead in Ward 6," 5 Nov. 2019 The most likely answer is that there isn’t a clear functional explanation, much like chimpanzees that hold hands during grooming so that the groomer has only one hand free. Christine Dell'amore, National Geographic, "Pigs recorded using tools for the first time," 4 Oct. 2019 The latest amendments added referral agencies for just three professions to the list: educational tutors, tow truck drivers who work with the American Automobile Assn. and dog groomers. Los Angeles Times, "A fierce battle over defining employees in California nears decisive vote," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of groomer

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of groomer was circa 1890

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8 Jan 2020

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“Groomer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of groomer

: a person who cleans and cares for an animal

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