from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tramp (hobo) who carries a bedroll or a bundle of possessions.
English bindle, bundle (probably from German dialectal bindel, from Middle High German bündel, from binden, to bind, from Old High German binten; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots) + stiff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From bindle + stiff. (Wiktionary)