satch·​el | \ ˈsa-chəl How to pronounce satchel (audio) \

Definition of satchel

: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

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Other Words from satchel

satchelful \ ˈsa-​chəl-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce satchel (audio) \ noun

Examples of satchel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was described as wearing a navy blue hoodie, white shirt, black jeans and a crossbody satchel. Jonathan Wosen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 For a wardrobe staple that will not only hold all of Mom’s daily essentials but will also look great with her spring outfits, consider the Brahmin satchel, now reduced from $295 to $206.50, saving you $88.40 with coupon code FRIEND at checkout. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2021 Five-spice — usually in the form of a satchel containing the whole spices: star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, cinnamon, fennel seeds and clove — was added. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 My main indulgence was a huge purse that doubled as a satchel. Ew Staff,, 4 Mar. 2021 The Camille satchel features the brand’s iconic MK logo throughout, with gold tone hardware for an elegant touch. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2021 Or take a walk at nighttime, holding a satchel of lavender. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 14 Dec. 2020 Corayne fixed her lips into her best smile, one hand in her satchel with her fingers closed around the final and heaviest pouch. Ew Staff,, 1 Dec. 2020 Meals arrive in a satchel and can be left outside rooms or at a lounge chair on the deck. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of satchel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satchel

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

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

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18 May 2021

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“Satchel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of satchel

: a small bag that is carried over your shoulder and that is used for carrying clothes, books, etc.


satch·​el | \ ˈsa-chəl How to pronounce satchel (audio) \

Kids Definition of satchel

: a small bag (as for carrying clothes or books) that often has a shoulder strap

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