duffel bag


: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

Examples of duffel bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two teenagers were arrested after a woman was discovered dead in a duffel bag in a New York City apartment last week. Mirna Alsharif, NBC News, 22 Mar. 2024 Suitcases and duffel bags are piled in every corner. Jeremy Diamond, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 Not only did readers send checks and gift cards for him, but several also showed up in our lobby with boxes of baby clothes, a playpen and this — a giant duffel bag of disposable diapers. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2023 On March 26, 2020, in the very early days of the pandemic, Mr. McCaskill packed a duffel bag and backpack and left New York to quarantine with Mr. Johnson in Atlanta. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 Right now, Prime Members can score a hardshell 20-inch carry-on, a spacious duffel bag, and toiletry bag for the unbeatable price of just $90 thanks to an on-site coupon. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 Authorities found the dismembered remains of three victims in duffel bags and that had been dumped in the Mokelumne River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Cameron MacDonald, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Monos makes some of Traveler editors' favorite duffel bags, sling bags, and suitcases. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Feb. 2024 With options including best-selling suitcases, duffel bags, travel backpacks, packing cubes, tech tools, and other essentials for carry-on travel, these popular items have prices starting at just $7 — and every item on our list rings in under $60. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duffel bag was in 1917

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“Duffel bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duffel%20bag. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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duffel bag

: a soft oblong bag for personal belongings

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