Definition of duffel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəfəl/
(also duffle)


1A coarse woolen cloth with a thick nap.
Example sentences
  • The hangings are made of Scotland duffel wool, a thick, blanket-like material used to make Inuit parkas.
  • The driver was white, 22 to 23 years old, with a goatee beard, wearing glasses, a black hat and duffel jacket.
1.1 short for duffel coat.
2North American Sporting or camping equipment.
Example sentences
  • Krystal dragged her black duffle and hunter green sleeping bag up the stairs first.
  • She asked, setting her duffle on the ground for a bit.
  • Adam takes out from his duffle three wool blankets and raps himself in them.
2.1 short for duffel bag.


Mid 17th century: from Duffel, the name of a town in Belgium where the cloth was originally made.

Words that rhyme with duffel

kerfuffle, muffle, ruffle, scuffle, shuffle, snuffle, truffle

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Syllabification: duf·fel

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