Origin of scourer1
- a person who scours or ranges about.
- (in the 17th and 18th centuries) a prankster who roamed the streets at night.
Origin of scourer2
Related Words for scourerdetergent, deodorant, purifier, soap, abrasive, cathartic, suds, polish, antiseptic, purgative, lather, fumigant, scourer, abstergent
Examples from the Web for scourer
Historical Examples of scourer
The former made wooden bowls, and the latter was sometimes a scourer, or scout, Mid.The Romance of Names
A nation of reformers looks like a scourer of silver-plate—black all over and dingy, with making things white and brilliant.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This was done in vats, where the clothes were trodden and well worked by the feet of the scourer.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy