Definition of chimney sweep in English:

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chimney sweep

Pronunciation: /ˈCHimnē swēp/


A person whose job is cleaning out the soot from chimneys.
Example sentences
  • The basic task of a chimney sweep is to clean chimneys.
  • When was the last time you or your neighbor had your chimney inspected or cleaned by a chimney sweep?
  • As the final step in the cleaning, the chimney sweep will usually clean out the inside of the fireplace to remove the dislodged debris, then vacuum up any dust or soot.

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Syllabification: chim·ney sweep

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