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dilly bag

[ dil-ee ]
/ ˈdɪl i /
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noun Australian.
a bag made from reeds, grasses, or hair.
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Origin of dilly bag

First recorded in 1840–50; dilly, from Waga (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, southern Queensland) dila
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British Dictionary definitions for dilly bag

dilly bag

noun
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
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