- a small, usually waterproof, case for carrying toilet articles.
Origin of sponge bag
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for sponge bag
His teeth were missing, the lips puckered up like the mouth of a sponge-bag.The Other Fellow
F. Hopkinson Smith
You cap was used once in your bathroom at home as a sponge-bag.
Our old friend, India-rubber, appears again as the best material of which the sponge-bag can be made.
Hennie Penny persisted in wearing an unbecoming cap like a sponge-bag, which subjected her to comment.Pearl of Pearl Island
Yes; thank you—no, I shouldn't lay the sponge-bag on the top of my handkerchief case.
- a small bag made of plastic, etc, that holds toilet articles, used esp when travelling
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