satch·​el ˈsa-chəl How to pronounce satchel (audio)
: a small bag often with a shoulder strap
satchelful noun

Examples of satchel in a Sentence

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Word History


Middle English sachel, from Anglo-French sachel, sacel, from Late Latin saccellum, diminutive of Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus bag — more at sack

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satchel was in the 14th century

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“Satchel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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satch·​el ˈsach-əl How to pronounce satchel (audio)
: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

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