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
Words nearby ditty bag
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Example sentences from the Web for ditty bag
A rather hyperbolic phrase for a sailor's overhauling his ditty-bag at a leisure moment, and restowing his little hoard.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for ditty bag
a sailor's cloth bag for personal belongings or tools. A box used for these purposes is termed a ditty box
Word Origin for ditty bag
C19: perhaps from obsolete dutty calico, from Hindi dhōtī loincloth, dhoti
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