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Mr. Clean Syllabification: Mr. Clean

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Mr. Clean in English:


informal A man, especially a public figure, who has an impeccable image, record, or reputation. Sometimes used with Miss, Mrs., or Ms. when referring to a woman: he comes up Mr. Clean on the sheets—not even a parking ticket
More example sentences
  • Mark's appointment was seen as clearly signalling a battle against corruption: ‘He had the reputation of a Mr. Clean.’
  • After Mr. Clean tried to kill a guard with a pistol someone had slipped into his cell, his nickname became ‘Trigger.’
  • He's Mr. Clean, a driver who would rather finish second than make an enemy by driving dirty.


From the trademark Mr. Clean, a brand of household cleaner.

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