from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bag used by armed forces personnel to carry small items such as sewing implements.
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- n. A small bag used to carry one's personal effects or toiletries while traveling.
- n. A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; a housewife.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)