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[bin-dl] /ˈbɪn dl/
noun, Slang.
a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo.
1895-1900; probably akin to bundle; uncertain if < dialectal source or < German Bündel Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for bindle

a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo; a blanket roll's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for bindle

"tramp's bundle," c.1900, perhaps from bundle (n.) or Scottish dialectal bindle "cord or rope to bind things." Related: Bindlestiff.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bindle


  1. A blanket-roll holding one's possessions; balloon (1900+ Hoboes)
  2. Any package or bundle (1900+ Hoboes)
  3. A packet of narcotics, esp when folded as an envelope (1920+ Narcotics)

[probably an alteration of bundle]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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