dust bunny


Definition of 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 There's a dynamic difference between fighting COVID-19 and dust bunnies, though. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Everyday heroes: Meet the Kentucky Capitol cleaning crew fighting the 'invisible man'," 23 Apr. 2020 Imagine enjoying your Saturday morning coffee on the sofa and instead of spotting those dust bunnies under the media console, watching the pleasant scurrying of your robot vacuum. Popular Science, "Robot vacuums to completely replace your handheld device," 1 Apr. 2020 Cleaning behind and under large appliances Large household appliances, including the fridge, stove and laundry machines, are notorious for amassing gobs of grime and actual rabbit-sized dust bunnies. NBC News, "8 commonly neglected items that need a good cleaning before allergy season," 22 Feb. 2020 Homeowners unleash Roomba automated vacuums on dust bunnies. Kate King, WSJ, "The Robot in Aisle Five Isn’t Stalking You. No, Really.," 21 Feb. 2020 The pre-fall collisions, the researchers found, built up static electricity between the beads—a lot like the forces that keep living room dust bunnies together. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Super-Strong Electric Forces May Have Helped Tiny Clumps of Dust Seed the Planets," 12 Dec. 2019 Vacuuming dust bunnies is more exciting than listening to Mike Pence. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "How ‘President Pence’ would change the 2020 race," 2 Nov. 2019 These little assistants can literally transform your floors, ridding them of dust bunnies, crumbs, pet hair, and the like. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best early Prime Day deals you can get this Saturday," 13 July 2019 The carpet was empty of all but a few dead insects, some dust bunnies, and four depressions, the size and shape of cigarette lighters, that the frame’s casters had left. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of dust bunny

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Dust bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20bunny. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dust bunny

US, informal : a ball of dust that forms in places that are not swept or dusted often

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