dust·​er | \ ˈdə-stər How to pronounce duster (audio) \

Definition of duster

1 : one that removes dust
2a(1) : a long lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust
(2) : a long coat cut like a duster

called also duster coat

b : a dress-length housecoat
3 : one that scatters fine particles specifically : a device for applying insecticidal or fungicidal dusts to crops

Examples of duster in a Sentence

He wore a tan duster.
Recent Examples on the Web Pocket lovers can appreciate this classic duster cardigan that has a place to hold small essentials and keep hands toasty. Sam Peters, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2022 Yates fondly recalls the many colors that illustrated those early years: his mother’s duster from Hawaii, Filipino placemats, Polish plates, basketball shorts, and flip-flops. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 30 June 2022 The Kardashians star and mother of four was photographed on May 28 wearing an eye-catching silver, floor-length duster coat while arriving for a SKIMS shoot in Los Angeles. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 6 June 2022 Some students recommend a duster with cling power, along with a dehumidifier or air purifier. Leanne Italile, Chicago Tribune, 20 July 2022 Investigators found a can of air duster on the passenger’s side floorboard of Williams’ car. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2022 Use a duster or microfiber cloth to clear your dash and vents of smaller particles. Hearst Autos Research, Car and Driver, 24 June 2022 The bag contained an air duster can that had recently been discharged. cleveland, 26 May 2022 It can also be worn open as a duster over a cami and jeans. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of duster

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

18 Aug 2022

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“Duster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duster. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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