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sponge bag

noun British.
  1. a small, usually waterproof, case for carrying toilet articles.
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Origin of sponge bag

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for sponge bag

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Yes; thank you—no, I shouldn't lay the sponge-bag on the top of my handkerchief case.

British Dictionary definitions for sponge bag

sponge bag

  1. a small bag made of plastic, etc, that holds toilet articles, used esp when travelling
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