valise

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "David Ruggles was a friend to Frederick Douglass, the first full-time black activist and a lead conductor on the Underground Railroad," 14 Feb. 2020 Brown arrived at the Patriots’ camp in September hauling a valise of unsightly laundry. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Antonio Brown Saga Just Another Sign of the Patriot Way," 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, "Review: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s “Bright Star” strikes a chord at Arvada Center," 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, "Anita Epstein, who chronicled her infancy during the Holocaust, dies at 76," 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, "Anita Epstein, who chronicled her infancy during the Holocaust, dies at 76," 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, "Anita Epstein, who chronicled her infancy during the Holocaust, dies at 76," 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, "Anita Epstein, who chronicled her infancy during the Holocaust, dies at 76," 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, "Anita Epstein, who chronicled her infancy during the Holocaust, dies at 76," 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 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of valise

old-fashioned : a small suitcase

valise

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