dilly bag

dil·​ly bag | \ ˈdi-lē- How to pronounce dilly bag (audio) \

Definition of dilly bag

: an Australian mesh bag made of native fibers

First Known Use of dilly bag

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dilly bag

Yagara (Australian aboriginal language of Queensland) dili coarse grass, fiber bag

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The first known use of dilly bag was in 1867

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“Dilly bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilly%20bag. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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