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.

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Men walk into a room and apparently can’t see the dust bunnies gathering on the floor or the piles of laundry stacked up on the couch. The Conversation, oregonlive.com, "Women judged more harshly than men for a messy house," 7 July 2019 The future of wild western law enforcement is female, and Woody’s gathering dust bunnies in the closet. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Toy Story 4 goes beyond endings, with mixed results: EW review," 13 June 2019 To make the time more enjoyable, throw on some music and sing along: the dust bunnies in your stuff won't mind. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Clearing Out The Clutter," 26 June 2018 Look around and focus on these wonderful people, not the dust bunnies dancing to Jingle Bell Rock in the corners. Diane Kline & Jane Unger, Redbook, "Throw a Judgment-Free Holiday Party," 30 Nov. 2012 In spite of my best efforts, there still are large families of dust bunnies living under couches, beds and behind dressers. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Spring cleaning: Recipes for green cleaning products that cost pennies to make," 19 Mar. 2018 There are half a dozen in my car, in the cupholder and the glove compartment, hiding underneath the seats, as ubiquitous and useless as dust bunnies. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Jake Arrieta's farewell to Chicago was beautifully written — but where'd he find that pen?," 13 Mar. 2018 When a puli hovers over a pile of leaves or glides across some dust bunnies, the surface is wiped clean. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, "No, That’s Not a Mop. It’s a Puli.," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dust bunny

1952, in the meaning defined above

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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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