Scrubber vs Scourer - What's the difference?

scrubber | scourer |


As nouns the difference between scrubber and scourer

is that scrubber is a person or appliance that cleans floors etc by scrubbing while scourer is a tool used to scour, usually used to clean cookwares.

scrubber

English

Noun

(wikipedia scrubber) (en noun)
  • A person or appliance that cleans floors etc by scrubbing
  • A device that removes impurities from gases
  • (British, slang) A prostitute, or a slovenly woman
  • scourer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tool used to scour, usually used to clean cookwares.
  • A scourer may be in the form of a mesh (ball) of wires, a flat piece of a rough fabric, or a pad with a soft sponge-like side and a more abrasive side.
  • Agent noun of scour; a person who scours.
  • (obsolete) A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.
  • In those days of highwaymen and scourers . — Macaulay.

    See also

    * scourer pad