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duffel

or duffle

[duhf-uh l] /ˈdʌf əl/
noun
1.
a camper's clothing and equipment.
2.
a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.
Origin of duffel
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; after Duffel, a town near Antwerp
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duffel

/ˈdʌfəl/
noun
1.
a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper
Word Origin
C17: after Duffel, Belgian town
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see duffle.

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