satch·​el | \ˈsa-chəl \

Definition of satchel 

: a small bag often with a shoulder strap

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Other Words from satchel

satchelful \ ˈsa-​chəl-​ˌfu̇l \ noun

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In her hand was a mini top-handle pink satchel and around her neck was a bright white polaroid camera. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Bella Thorne Wears Fuzzy Slippers and Socks in Los Angeles," 13 July 2018 Mayfield comes to town with a satchel full of the off-the-field indiscretions, including a crotch-grab, a throat slash, an arrest for public intoxication and a few other things. Mary Kay Cabot,, "Baker Mayfield: 'I'm not going to try to prove that not I'm Johnny' Manziel," 27 Apr. 2018 The runway look was finished with an LV logo belt, luggage-colored travel satchel and the brand’s high fashion take on hiking boots. Kristin Larson,, "Chicagoan Virgil Abloh debuts first Louis Vuitton collection with support from Kanye, Kim Kardashian," 22 June 2018 Video of beleaguered civilians carrying satchels and children, some piled high onto trucks and tractors, aired on Syrian state news media. Nada Homsi And Nick Cumming-bruce, New York Times, "‘We Were Dying in There’: Thousands of Syrians Flee Rebel Enclave," 15 Mar. 2018 One of the other items in my closet that is very London-based is my satchel bag. Jamie Lisanti,, "Fashionable 50," 10 July 2018 School volunteers passed out free books and sporty satchels to children. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Library Kicks Off Summer Reading With Festival," 26 June 2018 Lil Yachty, his red braids flying, was doing BlocBoy JB’s signature kick dance, and Teyana Taylor, wearing a Goyard body satchel, was hitting a sturdy milly rock. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Kanye West’s Great American Night," 1 June 2018 Which meant Abdulraheem had to lug around heavy batteries in a satchel disguised to look like a purse at all times. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "What it's like to wait for organ transplants: Three Hoosiers talk about life in limbo," 24 May 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of satchel

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

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