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duffel

[duhf-uh l] /ˈdʌf əl/
noun
1.
a camper's clothing and equipment.
2.
a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.
Origin of duffel
1640-1650
1640-50; after Duffel, a town near Antwerp
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duffel

/ˈdʌfəl/
noun
1.
a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper
Word Origin
C17: after Duffel, Belgian town
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Word Origin and History for duffle
n.

1670s, from Dutch duffel, from Duffel, town in Brabant where the cloth was originally sold. Duffel bag is American English, first recorded 1917 in a letter of e e cummings.

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