Words nearby crop-dusting
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What else does crop-dusting mean?
In slang, crop-dusting is the act of moving while passing gas, usually silently, thereby “dusting” other people or an area with the gas.
Where does crop-dusting come from?
Yes, the term crop-dusting did originate in agriculture in the 1920s, and it refers to the use of small aircrafts to spray large areas of land with powdered pesticides. The practice has been occasionally banned due to various concerns about public health, the environment, and even terrorism.
The slang term crop-dusting likens the act of dusting crops with pesticides to “spraying” an area with one’s flatulence. The term has been recorded since at least 2000.
The term notably, um, spread to Hollywood in the 2009 romantic-comedy I Love You, Man. During a popular scene in this movie, the movie’s two leads, Peter (Paul Rudd) and Sydney (Jason Segel) observe a man as he surreptitiously crop-dusts a living room at an open house. And during a 2012 appearance on the late-night talk show Conan, comedian Kevin Nealon gave an account of how he notoriously crop-dusted Jack Nicholson.
How is crop-dusting used in real life?
The slang crop-dusting is mostly used for humor—or out of complaint. The verb form is to crop-dust (someone or something). Someone guilty of crop-dusting is a crop-duster.
— Becky Bohan Brown (@beckybohanbrown) May 17, 2020
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How to use crop-dusting in a sentence
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“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?
But before he could even sow that year's crop, he would have to see a certain banker who lived in Nebraska.
But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.
It happened that an unusually large crop had been planted and was approaching maturity at the moment of the outbreak of the war.
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