book bag

variants: or less commonly bookbag \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌbag How to pronounce bookbag (audio) \
plural book bags also bookbags

Definition of book bag

: a bag or sack (such as a knapsack) often with a handle or strap that is used for holding books and other items Students who attended the event each received a bookbag filled with school supplies such as notebooks, folders, pencil pouches, pencils, pens and crayons.— Ron Zeitlinger

First Known Use of book bag

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Book bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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