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scourer

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[ skouuhr-er, skou-er-er ]
/ ˈskaʊər ər, ˈskaʊ ər ər /
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noun
a person who scours or cleanses.
an implement, device, or preparation for scouring.
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Origin of scourer

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First recorded in 1425–75, scourer is from the late Middle English word scourour.See scour1, -er1

Other definitions for scourer (2 of 2)

scourer2
[ skouuhr-er, skou-er-er ]
/ ˈskaʊər ər, ˈskaʊ ər ər /

noun
a person who scours or ranges about.
(in the 17th and 18th centuries) a prankster who roamed the streets at night.

Origin of scourer

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at scour2, -er1
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