chimney sweep

or chimney sweeper


a person whose business it is to clean out chimneys.

Origin of chimney sweep

First recorded in 1605–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chimney sweep

sweep, sweeper

Examples from the Web for chimney sweep

Historical Examples of chimney sweep

  • I'd send him mine by a chimney-sweep if there were nobody else.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • If you ask who he is, you will be told that he is a chimney-sweep, called 'Jack-in-the-Green.'

  • For the chimney-sweep to prate of cleanliness would not be more anomalous.

  • In this world, if we meet a chimney-sweep in the path we do not hustle with him for the right of way.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • I was longing for a good wash, for I felt like a chimney-sweep.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train

    Egerton Ryerson Young

British Dictionary definitions for chimney sweep

chimney sweep

chimney sweeper


a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys
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