whisk broom


: a small broom with a short handle used especially for light cleaning or as a clothes brush

Examples of whisk broom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next morning her whisk broom exposed a pearly array of human teeth: the lower jaw of an adult Neanderthal skeleton. James Shreeve, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Seven-month-old Lucille Kachuk chortled as a woman tickled her feet with a small black whisk broom, while mother Danielle Bessette danced next to her stroller. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 Make this step easier by keeping a whisk broom and dust pan in an attractive basket near the fireplace. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 Bushels of whisk brooms, made of straw and horsehair and boar hair, lie on shelves. Annie Correal, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2019 The past two years they have been swept. James' toolbox probably included a whisk broom. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, 7 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whisk broom was in 1831

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“Whisk broom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisk%20broom. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

whisk broom

: a small broom with a short handle
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