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duffel bag Syllabification: duf·fel bag

Definition of duffel bag in English:


A cylindrical canvas bag closed by a drawstring and carried over the shoulder.
Example sentences
  • He stood up and threw his duffel bag onto his shoulder, and followed the smell.
  • Lee starts to leave the school playground with his duffel bag upon his shoulder.
  • She was carrying a suitcase, a duffel bag, and a plastic bag that he could see held her shampoo.


Early 20th century: from duffel (sense 2), originally denoting a bag for equipment.

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