garment bag


: a bag used by travelers that folds in half and has a center handle for easy carrying

Examples of garment bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add to the traveling team with the small laundry bag, large laundry bag, or garment bag.. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 The pink garment bag was gone, so Skinner covered it in a white plastic bag. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 In fact, The Daily Mail reported last year that over 200 coffees were delivered to the hotel between 6 a.m. and noon—in addition to the hundreds of garment bags and floral arrangements. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 2 May 2023 Convertible garment bags may just be our new favorite way to carry clothing for business trips, destination weddings, and any other trip in with nicer items. Taylor Fox, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 The royal employee flashed a badge to security at Buckingham Palace and walked towards the gates with a duffel, briefcase and garment bag — apparently on his way to work. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Regarding material, think of this as slightly thicker than a garment bag but still relatively thin. Lindsay Tigar, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023 Perhaps that's why this suitcase comes with a garment bag with a capacity of one suit. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 Lest the viewer wonder whether any of these women has been plagued by the financial turbulence that has unsettled the world in the past two decades, Charlotte is toting an Oscar de la Renta garment bag, sheathing a new dress for her teen-age daughter to wear to a piano recital. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garment bag was in 1927

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“Garment bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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