chimney sweep

or chimney sweeper


noun

a person whose business it is to clean out chimneys.

Nearby words

  1. chimney place,
  2. chimney pot,
  3. chimney rock,
  4. chimney stack,
  5. chimney swallow,
  6. chimney swift,
  7. chimney wheel,
  8. chimney-pot hat,
  9. chimneypiece,
  10. chimneypot

Origin of chimney sweep

First recorded in 1605–15

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British Dictionary definitions for chimney sweep

chimney sweep

chimney sweeper

noun

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