Definition of ditty bag in English:

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ditty bag

(also ditty box)


A receptacle for odds and ends, especially one used by sailors or fishermen.
Example sentences
  • The SL - 1 has found a home in the little ditty bag that rides in one of those conveniently hidden compartments in the car.
  • I went into the latrine, grabbing my ditty bag on the way.
  • ‘We do our best, looking through trunks, looking through ditty bags that officers carry… it could be anywhere,’ he testified.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: dit·ty bag

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