dilly bag

[ dil-ee ]
/ ˈdɪl i /

noun Australian.

a bag made from reeds, grasses, or hair.

Origin of dilly bag

1840–50; dilly < Waga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, S Queensland) dila
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dilly bag


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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