Skiers vs Groom - What's the difference?

skiers | groom |

As nouns the difference between skiers and groom

is that skiers is (skier) while groom is a man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple short form of bridegroom or groom can be a person who cares for horses.

As a verb groom is

to attend to one's appearance and clothing.




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    Etymology 1

    1604, short for . Germanic cognates include Icelandic gumi and Norwegian gume. Cognate to (human) from Proto-Indo-European via Latin homo. Second element reanalyzed as groom , "attendant."


    (en noun)
  • A man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple. Short form of bridegroom.
  • Derived terms
    * groomdom * groomhood * groomship * groomzilla * child groom
    Coordinate terms
    * bride * bride-to-be
    * bridegroom

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) grom, , though uncertain as *gr?an? was used typically of plants; its secondary meaning being "to turn green". Alternate etymology describes Middle English grom, grome'' as an alteration of , etc.), with the Middle Dutch and Old Icelandic cognates following similar variation of their respective forms.


    (en noun)
  • A person who cares for horses.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-01
  • , author=Brian Hayes , title=Father of Fractals , volume=101, issue=1, page=62 , magazine= citation , passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
  • One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain's department.
  • the groom''' of the chamber; the '''groom of the stole
    * ostler


    (en verb)
  • To attend to one's appearance and clothing.
  • To care for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
  • To prepare someone for election or appointment.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=What a waste
  • , date=2013-05-11, volume=407, issue=8835, page=12 , magazine= citation , passage=India is run by gerontocrats and epigones: grey hairs and groomed heirs.}}
  • To prepare a ski slope for skiers
  • To attempt to gain the trust of a minor or adult with the intention of subjecting them to abusive or exploitative behaviour such as sexual abuse, human trafficking or sexual slavery.