verb (used with object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
verb (used without object), bun·dled, bun·dling.
Origin of bundle
Synonyms for bundle
- Australian and NZ slangto panic or give up hope
- NZ slangto give birth
Word Origin for bundle
early 14c., "bound collection of things," from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive of bond, from binden "to bind," or perhaps a merger of this word and Old English byndele "binding," from Proto-Germanic *bundilin (cf. German bündel "to bundle"), from PIE root *bhendh- "tie" (see bend (v.)). Meaning "a lot of money" is from 1899. To be a bundle of nerves "very anxious" is from 1938.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bundle
- bundle of nerves
- make a bundle