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 bundlingbox, assortment, cluster, parcel, package, bale, wad, crate, batch, packet, bag, pile, heap, bunch, array, carton, clump, stack, quantity, pallet
Examples from the Web for bundling
Contemporary Examples of bundling
The adviser fears that moving the prisoners east means “they are thinking of bundling them across the border into Iraq.”Where Is Al Qaeda Holding Its Western Hostages In Syria?
January 22, 2014
Barack Obama and John McCain also proved adept at developing a bundling system.Mitt Romney Should Disclose Big Campaign Donors
April 17, 2012
Historical Examples of bundling
Bundling himself in the blankets, Lantier muttered about how stubborn women were.L'Assommoir
Gathering, bundling, crating, and shipping are all to be watched carefully.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
He says that they are a Greek custom and he connects them with bundling.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
“Come along,” he replied, ungraciously, bundling her into a cab.The Cricket
They're bundling us out of the room, but where to is more than I can guess.With Wellington in Spain
F. S. Brereton
- Australian and NZ slangto panic or give up hope
- NZ slangto give birth
Word Origin for bundle
1640s, "a gathering into a bundle," verbal noun from bundle (v.). Meaning "sharing a bed for the night, fully dressed, wrapped up with someone of the opposite sex" (1782) is a former local custom in New England (especially Connecticut and southeastern Massachusetts). It was noted there from about 1750s and often regarded by outsiders as grossly immoral, but New Englanders wrote defenses of it and claimed it was practiced elsewhere, too. It seems to have died out with the 18th century.
I am no advocate for temptation; yet must say, that bundling has prevailed 160 years in New England, and, I verily believe, with ten times more chastity than the sitting on a sofa. I had daughters, and speak from near forty years' experience. Bundling takes place only in cold seasons of the year--the sofa in summer is more dangerous than the bed in winter. [The Rev. Samuel Peters, "A general history of Connecticut," 1782]
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