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ditty bag

noun
1.
a small bag used especially by sailors to hold sewing implements, toiletries, etc.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for ditty bag

ditty bag

noun
1.
a sailor's cloth bag for personal belongings or tools. A box used for these purposes is termed a ditty box
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from obsolete dutty calico, from Hindi dhōtī loincloth, dhoti
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Word Origin and History for ditty bag
n.

1850s nautical slang, perhaps from British naval phrase commodity bag.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ditty bag

ditty bag

noun phrase

A small bag for one's personal belongings, usually exclusive of clothing

[1850s+ Nautical; origin uncertain; perhaps short for commodity, fr the earlier British naval term commodity box, which became ditty box]


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