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bindle

[bin-dl] /ˈbɪn dl/
noun, Slang.
1.
a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo.
Origin of bindle
1895-1900
1895-1900; probably akin to bundle; uncertain if < dialectal source or < German Bündel
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Examples from the Web for bindle
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  • "You think of nothing but your stomach," Mrs. bindle continued angrily.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • With difficulty bindle withdrew his interest from the pie to Mrs. bindle's statement.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • "It doesn't matter after he's here," Mrs. bindle responded sagely.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • Mrs. bindle performed a series of movements with amazing celerity.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • bindle was conscious that he was on the eve of a crisis in his home life.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • To bindle the lodger was something between a convention and an institution.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • Since the evening of his call, Mrs. bindle had become uncommunicative.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • "Well, I 'ope 'e looks it," was bindle's comment as he went out.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • "Looks like a owl wot's been on the drink," was bindle's mental comment.

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  • And what are the tenets of your spiritual faith, Mr. bindle?

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
Contemporary definitions for bindle
noun

a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo; a blanket roll

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Word Origin and History for bindle
n.

"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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Slang definitions & phrases for bindle

bindle

noun

  1. A blanket-roll holding one's possessions; balloon (1900+ Hoboes)
  2. Any package or bundle (1900+ Hoboes)
  3. A packet of narcotics, esp when folded as an envelope (1920+ Narcotics)

[probably an alteration of bundle]

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