or duf·fle

[duhf-uh l]


a camper's clothing and equipment.
a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap, used for coats, blankets, etc.


Nearby words

  1. duetting,
  2. dufay,
  3. dufay, guillaume,
  4. duff,
  5. duff up,
  6. duffel bag,
  7. duffel coat,
  8. duffer,
  9. duffle,
  10. duffle coat

Origin of duffel

First recorded in 1640–50; after Duffel, a town near Antwerp

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British Dictionary definitions for duffle




a heavy woollen cloth with a thick nap
mainly US and Canadian equipment or supplies, esp those of a camper

Word Origin for duffel

C17: after Duffel, Belgian town

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Word Origin and History for duffle
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