Definition of dust bunny in English:

dust bunny

noun

North American
informal
  • A ball of dust and fluff.

    • ‘Yes, indeed, since I broke my ankle and require the support of Bert and Ernie, my crutches and personal trainers, I have had to give up housecleaning, to the delight of the dust bunnies.’
    • ‘There are dust bunnies the size of real bunnies under all pieces of furniture.’
    • ‘My stupid brainless cat that doesn't know a mouse from a dust bunny.’
    • ‘Do you think me so naïve that I will not even know that it is you cowering there like a feather dust bunny?’
    • ‘Everything in the Purdue laboratory, including the occasional dust bunny and 6000 individually wrapped half-pint glass milk bottles, had been carefully packed for the move to Washington University.’
    • ‘In the faint light from the window, she saw a dust bunny fall out of her hand and float to the floor.’
    • ‘He has gathered some not-so-cute dust bunnies along with his heaps of laundry, circus-themed objects, geek trinkets, and action figures.’
    • ‘So the pop CDs get shoved under the bed, lost in a sea of dust bunnies.’
    • ‘No one may be coming for dinner, but few Americans want to be caught with dust bunnies lurking in the corners of their homes, or so they say.’
    • ‘Do away with crusty sandwiches, dust bunnies and stray socks.’
    • ‘If you're like me, your toys end up under your bed or shoved in a corner with the dust bunnies where they end up covered in lint and who knows what else.’
    • ‘I would prefer standing at a cash register to sweeping up dust bunnies.’
    • ‘She doesn't mind vacuuming under furniture; heck, she even went under the bed and sucked up the killer dust bunnies, a chore my friend has been after me to do for weeks.’
    • ‘I once allowed a pile of dust bunnies to breed beneath my bed for a whole week.’
    • ‘Periodically, remove the cover and inspect the system for dust bunnies and make sure that the fans are turning.’
    • ‘The traps were the sticky kind, good at catching dust bunnies.’
    • ‘Then again, maybe the fumes from my cleaning agents are reaching all sorts of dark corners of my brain, forcing, if not dust bunnies, then harebrained notions to go hopping into view.’
    • ‘No, the Queen of England and her white gloves aren't dropping by for Earl Grey and crumpets, but Easter's still weeks away so banish the dust bunnies.’
    • ‘I've cleaned every surface in this apartment: every tile, every crevice, every hidden corner littered with dust bunnies the size and attitude of Texas.’
    • ‘The concrete steps didn't look too bad when I started, but by the time I was done, my dustpan held a dust bunny that was truly frightening.’
    fuzz, lint, dust
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dust bunny