duffel

[duhf-uhl]
noun
1.
a camper's clothing and equipment.
2.
a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.
Also, duffle.


Origin:
1640–50; after Duffel, a town near Antwerp

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duffel or duffle (ˈdʌfəl)
 
n
1.  a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper
 
[C17: after Duffel, Belgian town]
 
duffle or duffle
 
n
 
[C17: after Duffel, Belgian town]

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duffle
1677, from Du. duffel, from Duffel, town in Brabant where the cloth was originally sold. Duffel bag is Amer.Eng., first recorded 1917 in a letter of e e cummings.

duffel
see duffle.
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Example sentences
If you have a lot more stuff, you get a duffle back or trendy briefcase with a shoulder strap.
Slip an easily compressed duffle bag into your suitcase.
You'll be excited to have this cap as part of your duffle bag.
You'll be stoked to have this one waiting for you in your duffle bag.
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