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suitcase

[soot-keys] /ˈsutˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
a usually rectangular piece of luggage especially for carrying clothes while traveling.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; suit + case2
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  • Briefcases and suitcases play an important role in many of his films.
British Dictionary definitions for suitcases

suitcase

/ˈsuːtˌkeɪs; ˈsjuːt-/
noun
1.
a portable rectangular travelling case, usually stiffened, for carrying clothing, etc
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Word Origin and History for suitcases

suitcase

n.

1902, from suit (n.) + case (n.2). Originally a case for holding a suit of clothes.

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Slang definitions & phrases for suitcases

suitcase

noun

A drum (1935+ Jazz musicians)


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

suitcase

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