- a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used to hold clothing, toilet articles, etc.; suitcase; traveling bag.
Origin of valise
Examples from the Web for valise
Next morning Alcide packed my valise, and leaving him in charge of my apartments I took the Orient express for Constantinople.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Everything was in perfect order, and the valise had been unpacked.Casanova's Homecoming
Meantime, his idea was to seek their carriage, and there rid himself of his valise.
He returned thither, but there was still only his valise on the seat.
Giaccomo, who did not hurry, came in behind them with the valise.
The valise he carried seemed much heavier than when he went in.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
- a small overnight travelling case
Word Origin and History for valise
1610s, "suitcase, soldier's kit bag," from French valise (1560s), from Italian valigia, of uncertain origin. Attested in Medieval Latin forms valisia (early 15c.), valixia (late 13c.).