- a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo.
Origin of bindle
1895–1900; probably akin to bundle; uncertain if < dialectal source or < German Bündel
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Examples from the Web for bindle
"You think of nothing but your stomach," Mrs. Bindle continued angrily.
"Well, I 'ope 'e looks it," was Bindle's comment as he went out.
And what are the tenets of your spiritual faith, Mr. Bindle?
"I'm sorry," remarked Bindle, as Mr. Gupperduck moved towards the door.
"It doesn't matter after he's here," Mrs. Bindle responded sagely.
Word Origin and History for bindle
"tramp's bundle," c.1900, perhaps from bundle (n.) or Scottish dialectal bindle "cord or rope to bind things." Related: Bindlestiff.
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