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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bag used by armed forces personnel to carry small items such as sewing implements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small bag used to carry one's personal effects or toiletries while traveling.
  • n. A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; a housewife.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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