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whisk broom

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

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of whisk broom

  • And the last quarter had gone to the colored boy with the whisk-broom.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks

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

    Wayside Courtships

    Hamlin Garland

  • There was a most furious tiger head with whisk-broom whiskers!

    Fairy Prince and Other Stories

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • Desboro rang: "A whisk-broom for—for Mrs. Desboro," he said.

    The Business of Life

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Oh, let us take a whisk-broom and brush the dust off our Bibles!

    New Tabernacle Sermons

    Thomas De Witt Talmage