Definition of "dusting" []

  • A light sprinkling: sidewalks covered with a dusting of new snow. (noun)
  • Slang A beating or defeat: gave the bully a good dusting. (noun)
  • The activity of removing dust from something, esp by wiping it with a cloth (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thin layer (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dusting" in a sentence
  • "DROPPINGS Turkey droppings are easiest to find on bare ground, especially in dusting areas or in scratchings."
  • "So while the Democratic establishment is once again dusting off its tried-and-untrue swing voter strategy, Dean is running, as he put it, a campaign based on addition, not subtraction."
  • "This not unusual, but recently I have begun to note that the bottom lip of the urinals are covered with a thin dusting of pubic hair."