car·​ry·​all | \ ˈka-rē-ˌȯl How to pronounce carryall (audio) , ˈker-ē-\

Definition of carryall

1 [ by folk etymology from French carriole, from Old Occitan carriola, ultimately from Latin carrus car ]

a : a light covered carriage for four or more persons
b : a passenger automobile used as a small bus
2 [ 1carry + 3all ] : a capacious bag or carrying case

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Synonyms for carryall


carry-on, grip, handbag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, traveling bag, wallet

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Examples of carryall in a Sentence

took only a small carryall on the plane

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For Delevingne, who counts herself amongst those who’d be lost without their carryall, the accessory has to have a utilitarian purpose while serving as a form of expression. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne and Olivier Rousteing on Handbags, Friendship, and Their New Balmain Collab," 28 May 2019 The ’00s carryall had a huge moment during the era’s logomania craze. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Lourdes Leon Revamps a Throwback It Bag," 3 July 2019 Playtime Soccer Dads Image To mark the 2018 FIFA World Cup (which kicks off June 14), Louis Vuitton created a series of commemorative leather goods, including carryalls, wallets and luggage tags. Alex Tudela, New York Times, "Gift Ideas for the Vast Array of Dad Types," 13 June 2018 The latter, known for her acrylic beaded carryalls, now offers a delectable pretzel design—replacing any gluten guilt with pure fashion fun. Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Only Buy These Handbags at Saks—And WE WANT THEM ALL," 8 Mar. 2019 This season, leave the dated knapsack at home and opt for a chic carryall that can hold anything—lunches, papers, a laptop—with genuine flair. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 21 Aug. 2018 There was, of course, the Fendi Baguette, Carrie Bradshaw’s signature close-to-the-rib-cage carryall, which came embellished every which way. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Hottest Bag of the Late ’90s Is Back," 9 Oct. 2018 Begone, summer’s tattered unstructured sacks and splintered straw carryalls! Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Best Street Style–Approved Bags for Fall and Beyond," 27 Aug. 2018 Enter Emily Sugihara's eco-chic, foldable nylon BAGGU carryalls. Elana Fishman, Marie Claire, "Runway, My Way: Jil Sander vs. BAGGU," 10 May 2011

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First Known Use of carryall

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of carryall was in 1714

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English Language Learners Definition of carryall

US : a large bag or carrying case

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