Definition of duffel in English:


Syllabification: duf·fel
Pronunciation: /ˈdəfəl
(also duffle)


  • 1A coarse woolen cloth with a thick nap.
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    • 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.
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    • 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mid 17th century: from Duffel, the name of a town in Belgium where the cloth was originally made.

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