Bermuda bag

noun

Ber·​mu·​da bag (ˌ)bər-ˈmyü-də- How to pronounce Bermuda bag (audio)
 especially Southern  -ˈmü-də-
: a round or oval-shaped handbag with a wooden handle and removable cloth covers

Word History

Etymology

Bermuda islands, North Atlantic

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bermuda bag was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Bermuda bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bermuda%20bag. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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