ditty bag


: a bag used especially by sailors to hold small articles (such as needles and thread)

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ditty bag was circa 1860

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“Ditty bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditty%20bag. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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