dilly bag

noun

dil·​ly bag ˈdi-lē- How to pronounce dilly bag (audio)
: an Australian mesh bag made of native fibers

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dilly bag was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Dilly bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilly%20bag. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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