school·​bag | \ ˈskül-ˌbag How to pronounce schoolbag (audio) \

Definition of schoolbag

: a bag for carrying schoolbooks and school supplies

Examples of schoolbag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ann took the scissors out of her schoolbag, leaving the bag near the entrance. Clare Egan, Longreads, 18 Mar. 2022 Cross-border students basically don't bring anything other than books, stationery and snacks, so their schoolbags usually look lean. Julie Zaugg, CNN, 13 Oct. 2019 Videos posted online showed thousands of students in school uniforms, with schoolbags on their backs, marching Tuesday in the streets of Khartoum and other places. Washington Post, 30 July 2019 Venturi, who has two children and lives for part of the year in Rome, finds that many Italian moms mist their children’s clothing with perfume, and Roos says parents in France might also lightly spray the inside of a schoolbag. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of schoolbag

1841, in the meaning defined above

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30 Mar 2022

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“Schoolbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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school·​bag | \ ˈskül-ˌbag How to pronounce schoolbag (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolbag

: a bag for carrying schoolbooks


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