bindle

noun
bin·dle | \ˈbin-dᵊl \

Definition of bindle 

: a bundle of clothes or bedding

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Sunday morning Tenderloin officers arrested suspect with 315 bindles (116 grams) of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine packaged for sale. Matier & Ross, SFChronicle.com, "Huge amount of SF Transbay Transit Center wiring may have to be replaced," 4 June 2018 Sunday morning Tenderloin officers arrested suspect with 315 bindles (116 grams) of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine packaged for sale. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s Tenderloin Police Station reports show no shortage of drug deals," 4 June 2018 Officers searched his jacket pocket and found two bindles of cocaine weighing 0.6 grams. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "North Shore police report: Brown Deer man accuses neighbor of filling locks with cement," 7 Feb. 2018 It was packaged in bindles similar to those used to sell heroin on the street. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "How the bloodshed continued after Richard Grundy III got out of jail," 21 Dec. 2017 What’s high-priority on the packing list for a DiCaprio bindle? Kenzie Bryant, vanityfair.com, "Just One Question About Leonardo DiCaprio’s Plastic Bag-Turned-Fanny Pack," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of bindle

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bindle

perhaps alteration of bundle

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The first known use of bindle was in 1897

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