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    Default groom, attendant

    The syce feeds the horse every day.

    Syce - an attendant (as a groom) especially in India. Not the usual English word for it.

    What is the meaning of `attendant' and `groom'?

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    Default Re: groom, attendant

    A groom looks after a person or, more often, an animal, taking care of it's appearance, brushing it, etc. An attendant provides or serves someone with the things they need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The syce feeds the horse every day.

    Syce - an attendant (as a groom) especially in India. Not the usual English word for it.

    What is the meaning of `attendant' and `groom'?
    Attendant - a person who is on duty in public places
    Groom - a person who looks after horses

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    Default Re: groom, attendant

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Groom - a person who looks after horses
    Or the male part of a couple about to take the plunge

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Or the male part of a couple about to take the plunge
    What you mean `the male part of a couple about to take the plunge'?

    Could you explain it?

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    Default Re: groom, attendant

    A man on his wedding day is called the groom, just as the woman is called the bride.

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    Very strange association: a man that does most impotent thing in his live on one side and an attendant of animals on other side!


    By the way what is the difference between "syce" and "groom". Is it the fully same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrod View Post
    Very strange association: a man that does most important thing in his life on one side and an attendant of animals on other side!


    By the way what is the difference between "syce" and "groom". Is it the fully same?

    Syce is the Urdu word for groom

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrod View Post
    Very strange association: a man that does most impotent thing in his live on one side and an attendant of animals on other side!
    hehe-freudian slip?

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