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broom (BROOM) (noun)
An implement used for sweeping, usually consisting of a bunch of twigs, straw, or bristles bound together and attached to a stick or handle: He used a broom to sweep off the sidewalk in front of his house.
groom (GROOM) (noun)
1. A person who is employed to take care of horses or a stable for horses: He will be the groom for the horses that will be used in the coming competition.
2. A man who has just married or is about to be married: The bride and the groom have just completed the necessary vows for marriage.
groom (GROOM) (verb)
1. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of an animal or for another animal: The cat can groom itself, but sometimes animals groom others; such as, one monkey has been seen to groom another one by looking for and eating fleas, etc. from the fur.
2. To prepare someone for a particular job or position: Someone will groom a new person with the right skills to take over as the head of this department.

Constable or "officer of the stable", the chief groom

In medieval France, the head groom of a stable was called, in Late Latin, comes stabuli, "officer of the stable".

During those times, horses were extremely valuable for their uses in transportation and in war. Being in charge of the horses was an important job; therefore, comes stabuli came to refer to a high officer of a royal or noble household, or to a higher military officer.

The present form of constable now refers to any of various public officers of the peace. In England, a policeman is known as a "constable".

—Based on information from
Webster's Word Histories; Merriam-Webster, Inc., Publishers;
Springfield, Massachusetts; 1989; page 118.

Early in the morning, the groom used a broom to groom the gravel walk leading to the church.

Mario chuckled, thinking that this was a great way to groom himself to be not only a well trained groom, but also a helpful husband.

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(Latin: betrothed man, groom; betrothed woman, bride; both come from sponsus, past participle of spondere, "to promise, betroth" from Old French, espous [masculine, male]; espouse [feminine, female])
Word Entries at Get Words: “groom
To brush, comb, trim or to otherwise make a dog's coat neat.
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