[ duhst-klawth -kloth ]
/ ˈdʌstˌklɔθ -ˌklɒθ /

noun, plural dust·cloths [duhst-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈdʌstˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðzl, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a soft, absorbent cloth used for dusting.

Nearby words

  1. dust-bathe,
  2. dust-mop,
  3. dust-up,
  4. dustbin,
  5. dustcart,
  6. duster,
  7. duster coat,
  8. dustheap,
  9. dustin,
  10. dusting

Origin of dustcloth

First recorded in 1720–30; dust + cloth

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Examples from the Web for dustcloth

  • Then he secured a dustcloth from a hook, produced a small vial of chloroform, and poured some of the liquid on the cloth.

  • Phillida was framed in the open square, and shook a dustcloth at us by way of greeting and evidence of her busyness.

    The Thing from the Lake|Eleanor M. Ingram
  • She dropped her dustcloth to a chair, scanning his face intently.

  • As he picked up his broom again, his twin sister came to the door to shake a dustcloth.

    Jerry's Charge Account|Hazel Hutchins Wilson