matilda

noun
ma·​til·​da | \ məˈtildə \
plural -s

Definition of matilda

slang, Australia
: a tramp's bundle : swag

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History and Etymology for matilda

probably from the name Matilda

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“Matilda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matilda. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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