duf·​fel | \ ˈdə-fəl How to pronounce duffel (audio) \
variants: or duffle

Definition of duffel

1 : a coarse heavy woolen material with a thick nap
2 : transportable personal belongings, equipment, and supplies

Examples of duffel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This bundle, which includes a daypack and a duffel, would be a useful gift for a recent college grad. Adrienne So, Wired, "Our 15 Favorite Pre-Black Friday Deals on Outdoors Gear," 18 Nov. 2020 Check to make sure your headlamp is working and your binoculars are clean and the blaze-orange vest and hat are tucked securely in the duffel. Susan Casey, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: An Improbable Elk Hunt," 6 Dec. 2020 This large duffel features a water-resistant fabric that's super durable, dual handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "14 of the best gifts you can get on sale this holiday season," 11 Dec. 2020 Witnesses reported seeing the gunman carrying duffel bags out of an armored vehicle before fleeing the scene of the shooting in a white Volkswagen Passat. Dana Branham, Dallas News, "$75,000 reward offered in September slaying of security officer in west Oak Cliff," 8 Dec. 2020 As Stock unpacked his duffel in my guest room, I was transported back to the eighth grade. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "An Old-School Western Mule Deer Hunt, in Memory of Two Midwestern Dads," 13 Nov. 2020 Any escape the OnSight duffel provides is temporary, at best. Adrienne So, Wired, "I Bought the Duffel Bag That's in The Expanse—and Love It," 2 Aug. 2020 The drugs were found packed inside 25 duffel bags and ready for distribution, according to authorities. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "DEA announces biggest domestic seizure of meth in agency history," 14 Oct. 2020 Martin, 30, allegedly transported most of her body parts in duffel bags aboard a bus to Markham, a suburb of Chicago, to visit family, White said. Alec Snyder And Melissa Alonso, CNN, "Kentucky man arrested after allegedly killing girlfriend and transporting her body parts to Illinois, police say," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of duffel

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duffel

Dutch duffel, from Duffel, Belgium

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18 Jan 2021

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“Duffel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duffel. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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