verb (used with object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
verb (used without object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
Origin of bundle
Synonyms for bundle
Related Words for bundle updrape, hide, swaddle, swathe, shroud, immerse, cover, cloak, bundle, sheathe, fold, enclose, bandage, bind, clothe, pack, encase, fit, disguise, attire
- Australian and NZ slangto panic or give up hope
- NZ slangto give birth
Word Origin for bundle
early 14c., "bound collection of things," from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive of bond, from binden "to bind," or perhaps a merger of this word and Old English byndele "binding," from Proto-Germanic *bundilin (cf. German bündel "to bundle"), from PIE root *bhendh- "tie" (see bend (v.)). Meaning "a lot of money" is from 1899. To be a bundle of nerves "very anxious" is from 1938.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bundle
- bundle of nerves
- make a bundle