valise

noun
va·​lise | \ və-ˈlēs How to pronounce valise (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web At the college archives, Creamer showed us more of the Stevens artifacts housed there, including a valise marked with his name and a photograph of the congressman’s boot maker. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 During a similar confrontation over seating a few weeks later, Ruggles was tossed off a moving train, got badly injured, and lost his valise and money. Graham Hodges, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2020 Brown arrived at the Patriots’ camp in September hauling a valise of unsightly laundry. Michael Powell, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2019 Lansberry and lighting designer Shannon McKinney deserve a special shout-out for the indelible image of a valise — thrown from the last car of a train — arching through the night. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, 17 Sep. 2019 Hidden in a leather valise and sedated lest her cries betray her, she was smuggled past SS guards. Bart Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2019 Hidden in a leather valise and sedated lest her cries betray her, she was smuggled past SS guards. Bart Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2019 Hidden in a leather valise and sedated lest her cries betray her, she was smuggled past SS guards. Bart Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2019 Hidden in a leather valise and sedated lest her cries betray her, she was smuggled past SS guards. Bart Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of valise

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valise

borrowed from French, "traveler's case, saddlebag," going back to Middle French, borrowed from Italian valigia, of obscure origin

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“Valise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valise. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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valise

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English Language Learners Definition of valise

: a small suitcase

valise

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