- 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
"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.
Bindle noticed that the doors of Number 110 and 111 were both ajar.
Mr. Gupperduck suddenly turned and addressed himself to Bindle.
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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