duster

[ duhs-ter ]
/ ˈdʌs tər /

noun

Origin of duster

First recorded in 1570–80; dust + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for duster

duster

/ (ˈdʌstə) /

noun

a cloth used for dusting furniture, etcUS name: dust cloth
a machine for blowing out dust over trees or crops
a person or thing that dusts
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Word Origin and History for duster

duster


n.

1570s, "dust brush for clothes," agent noun from dust (v.). Meaning "sifter" is from 1660s; that of "cloth worn to keep off dust" is from 1864.

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