[ duhst-mop ]
/ ˈdʌstˌmɒp /

verb (used with object), dust-mopped, dust-mop·ping.

to clean with a dust mop.

Nearby words

  1. dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return,
  2. dust well,
  3. dust whirl,
  4. dust-bath,
  5. dust-bathe,
  6. dust-up,
  7. dustbin,
  8. dustcart,
  9. dustcloth,
  10. duster

dust mop


a long-handled mop of dry, absorbent material, used for dusting floors.

Origin of dust mop

First recorded in 1950–55

Also called dry mop.

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Examples from the Web for dust-mop

  • I gather up newspapers and brush the floors with a dust-mop.

    I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane