dilly bag

[dil-ee]

Origin of dilly bag

1840–50; dilly < Waga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, S Queensland) dila
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dilly bag

Historical Examples of dilly bag


British Dictionary definitions for dilly bag

dilly bag

noun
  1. Australian a small bag, esp one made of plaited grass, etc, often used for carrying foodSometimes shortened to: dilly

Word Origin for dilly bag

from native Australian dilly small bag or basket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012