groomer

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groom +‎ -er

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groomer (plural groomers)

  1. A person who grooms (dogs, horses, etc.).
  2. A brush used to groom horses.
  3. An animal that grooms another (the groomee).
  4. A tool used by men for trimming the hair.
  5. One who grooms, or attempts to gain the trust of a minor etc. in order to exploit them.
    • 2017, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, 'White girls are filthy': Wives of Asian men jailed for raping vulnerable British girls reveal why they blame the victims [1]
      But later, at a separate meeting, I encountered Suju, the wife of another jailed groomer. She was afraid of him but she, too, thinks white girls are: ‘Filthy. How they dress. They have no shame, no fear of Allah.’

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