whisk broom


  1. a small, short-handled broom used chiefly to brush clothes.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of whisk broom1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

Make this step easier by keeping a whisk broom and dust pan in an attractive basket near the fireplace.

Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.

She had a whisk-broom in her hand, and stood a picture of gentle surprise.

It is sprayed on the plants with a spray pump or syringe, or it may be applied with a whisk broom.

There being no fan nearer than the office of Secretary Welles, she used a small whisk-broom.

"Smithy couldn't if his hair brush and his little whisk broom were missing," declared Allan, with a chuckle.

The whisk-broom factory occupied the second floor of the building at the far end of the prison yard.


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