Entry from US English dictionary
A long-handled mop with a soft, fluffy head, used to collect dust from floors and walls.
- Step it up OK, Cinderella, put away the tiara and go for the dust mop.
- The surface of a dust mop is dry and not moistened with a disinfectant before use; therefore, it may spread contaminants to other areas of the floor rather than picking up the dirt and debris.
- He has always viewed Lola as a ‘good-for-nothing who sits around all day, never even shaking a dust mop.’
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Syllabification: dust mop
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