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noun

a small bag used especially by sailors to hold sewing implements, toiletries, etc.

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Origin of ditty bag

First recorded in 1855–60; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for ditty bag

ditty bag

noun

a sailor's cloth bag for personal belongings or tools. A box used for these purposes is termed a ditty box
C19: perhaps from obsolete dutty calico, from Hindi dhōtī loincloth, dhoti
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