suitcase

noun

suit·​case ˈsüt-ˌkās How to pronounce suitcase (audio)
: a portable case designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles

Examples of suitcase in a Sentence

She packed her suitcases the night before she left. it'll be much easier to carry a backpack than to lug that suitcase all over the place
Recent Examples on the Web Every inch of the suitcase serves to get the job done (a.k.a. hold as much as possible). Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2024 The bobblehead is of Purdue Pete with a basketball in one hand and a suitcase with Purdue's colors and logo on it with a Phoenix 2024 tag in the other hand. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Apr. 2024 Scott is at his most captivating in long, solo scenes of Tom grimacing with the effort of dragging suitcases around unfamiliar cities or cleaning up after his impulsive murders. Judy Berman, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Hidden in a suitcase are boxes of mifepristone and misoprostol, two abortifacients used in conjunction with one another. Carmen Valeria Escobar, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2024 Additional posts published before Jordan's death to social media pages the pair operated showed photos of Anderson with her son as well as photos of Coleman with the Las Vegas suitcase. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 2 Apr. 2024 These modern modes of transport required a handier way of conveying passengers’ possessions—hence the steamer trunk, the ultimate convenience for the earliest globetrotters and a direct precursor to our era’s ubiquitous four-wheeled suitcase. The Editors, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 Cox said the cruise line did not initially provide her a refund or other compensation, despite her belongings getting wet, including large suitcases the crew had stored ahead of disembarkation. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 Maurizio, who was in his late 60s, hoisted my 50-pound suitcase onto his back with a groan and started climbing, outpacing us. Lauren Depino, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suitcase was in 1873

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“Suitcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suitcase. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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suitcase

noun
suit·​case ˈsüt-ˌkās How to pronounce suitcase (audio)
: a portable case designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles

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