dust mop

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

Origin of dust mop

First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby dust mop

Other definitions for dust-mop (2 of 2)

[ duhst-mop ]

verb (used with object),dust-mopped, dust-mop·ping.
  1. to clean with a dust mop.

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How to use dust mop in a sentence

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

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  • Penny and Mrs. Weems entered the cottage where the seamstress was running a dust mop over the floors.

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  • They are waxed a few times each year, and a little work each morning with dust mop and carpet sweeper keeps them in good order.

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