dust bunny


: an aggregate of dust
swept the dust bunnies from under the bed

Examples of dust bunny in a Sentence

I swept the dust bunnies from under the bed.
Recent Examples on the Web This stick vacuum uses up to 18,000 units of pressure to suck up miscellaneous messes around your house — from pet hair to dust bunnies. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Its swiveling head has LED lights that illuminate the messes in your way, which could come in handy for dust bunnies in corners or burrowed under furniture. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 14 Oct. 2023 Shark’s upright vacuum cleaner will come through for all your pet fur and dust bunny needs. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 11 Oct. 2023 In addition to flooring, the vacuum has a wand that can extend up to 10 feet to get at hard-to-reach dust bunnies overhead, under furniture, and in other nooks and crannies. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Underbed storage is bound to get coated in dust bunnies, and those crevices between dorm furniture can get icky. Lisa Lombardi, wsj.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Whether on bath day, or any time your dog is shedding, a good brush can help remove excess fur, keep your dog’s coat healthy, and reduce the amount of dog-hair dust bunnies around your home. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 Scientists started inventing wild ideas to explain Oumuamua’s observed characteristics, things like hydrogen icebergs and gigantic dust bunnies less dense than air. Seth Fletcher, New York Times, 24 Aug. 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dust bunny was in 1952

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“Dust bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20bunny. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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