spring-cleaning

noun
spring-clean·​ing | \ ˈspriŋ-ˈklē-niŋ How to pronounce spring-cleaning (audio) \

Definition of spring-cleaning

: the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place

First Known Use of spring-cleaning

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spring-cleaning

spring entry 2

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“Spring-cleaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring-cleaning. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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