groom·​er ˈgrü-mər How to pronounce groomer (audio)
plural groomers
: someone who grooms (see groom entry 2 sense 1) animals (such as dogs)
took my pet to the groomer
: someone who grooms (see groom entry 2 sense 3b) a minor for exploitation and especially for nonconsensual sexual activity

Examples of groomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The happy-go-lucky lady was given a bit of a makeover by the shelter’s groomer, as well as a dental and treated for dry eye. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2023 Soon, dozens of people on social media were calling for her to be fired and accusing her of being a pedophile and a groomer. Greg Jaffe and Patrick Marley, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2023 Instead, a dog groomer pretending to be a vet botched Sugar’s Caesarean section, authorities said. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 Dog groomers and trainers, artists, barbers, chefs, those going through the program at Homeboy Industries, and people working in the nonprofit sector are among those who attend. Alejandra Molina, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023 Dargle, a York Township resident, has worked virtually her whole career as a dog groomer. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 27 July 2023 Nature's Specialties Plum Silky Ultra Concentrated Dog Shampoo is a must-have for groomers looking to provide their clients with top-notch service. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2023 The couple had just left their dog at the groomer moments before. People Staff, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2023 Neither policies nor book reviews nor professional expertise are keeping library workers from being called pedophiles, groomers, indoctrinators and pornographers. Nicole A. Cooke, The Conversation, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of groomer was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Groomer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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