cleaner

noun

clean·​er ˈklē-nər How to pronounce cleaner (audio)
plural cleaners
1
a
: one whose work is cleaning
b
: dry cleaner
also : a dry-cleaning shop
usually used in plural
2
: a preparation for cleaning
3
: an implement or machine for cleaning

see also take to the cleaners

Examples of cleaner in a Sentence

He recommends using baking soda as a general household cleaner. a kitchen shelf loaded with household cleaners
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Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of cleaner was in 1720

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Cite this Entry

“Cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleaner. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

cleaner

noun
clean·​er ˈklē-nər How to pronounce cleaner (audio)
1
: one whose work is cleaning
2
: a substance used for cleaning
3
: a device or machine for cleaning

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