feather duster

feath·er dust·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er duhs-ter]
    • /ˈfɛð ər ˈdʌs tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er duhs-ter]
    • /ˈfɛð ər ˈdʌs tər/

Definitions of feather duster words

  • noun feather duster a brush for dusting, made of a bundle of large feathers attached to a short handle. 1
  • noun feather duster cleaning stick with real feathers 1
  • noun feather duster cleaning stick with artificial feathers 1
  • countable noun feather duster A feather duster is a stick with a bunch of real or artificial feathers attached to one end. It is used for dusting and cleaning things. 0
  • noun feather duster an implement for dusting, made of feathers attached to the end of a stick 0

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Origin of feather duster

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Feather duster


feather duster popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feather duster usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feather duster

noun feather duster

  • mop — a wry face; grimace.
  • whisk — to move with a rapid, sweeping stroke: She whisked everything off the table with her arm.
  • swab — a large mop used on shipboard for cleaning decks, living quarters, etc.
  • carpet sweeper — a pushable, long-handled implement for removing dirt, lint, etc., from rugs and carpets, consisting of a metal case enclosing one or more brushes that rotate.
  • sweeper — a person or thing that sweeps.

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