dry mop


: a long-handled mop for dusting floors

Examples of dry mop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each type of product was then assigned relevant areas to clean: cloth for areas 1 and 2, handheld dusters for areas 3 and 4, dusters with extended handles for areas 2 and 3, dry mops for area 3, blind cleaners for area 4, electric dusters for areas 1 and 4, and wet dusters for areas 2 and 4. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 Switching between vacuums, brooms, and dry mops only adds to the chaos of household deep cleans. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 The booth floor was swept almost obsessively by a staffer riding one and holding a dry mop. Evan Williams, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2023 Pushing this underneath your bed is similar to operating a Swiffer dry mop, moving dander along with it and tucking those dust bunnies deeper. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 17 Aug. 2023 However, using a wet/dry mop can effectively use small amounts of cleaning solution to gently clean your floors and leave them sparkling. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 July 2023 Spray the cleaner on the floor or the mop to clean, then wipe the floors down again with a dry mop for an extra-high shine. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 July 2023 In the early hours of Tuesday morning, as the task of disassembling this year’s N.C.A.A. men’s basketball championship game stage was underway — folding up tables, lowering the baskets, removing the cardboard cutouts of fans — a worker with a wide dry mop was sweeping confetti into a pile. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021 This versatile find can be used both as a wet and dry mop. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dry mop was in 1933

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“Dry mop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20mop. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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