a long-handled mop of dry, absorbent material, used for dusting floors.
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Also called dry mop.
Origin of dust mop
First recorded in 1950–55
Words nearby dust mop
Definition for dust mop (2 of 2)
[ duhst-mop ]
/ ˈdʌstˌmɒp /
verb (used with object), dust-mopped, dust-mop·ping.
to clean with a dust mop.
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Example sentences from the Web for dust mop
I gather up newspapers and brush the floors with a dust-mop.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane