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suitcase

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noun
  1. a usually rectangular piece of luggage especially for carrying clothes while traveling.
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Origin of suitcase

First recorded in 1900–05; suit + case2
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  • She took one look, caught up the suitcase and raced down the stairs.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • He picked up the suitcase with one hand and took his wife's arm with the other.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • In the morning I packed her suitcase and handed it to the porter of her train.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Slowly, Galusha, tugging the suitcase, stumbled to the edge of the piazza.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He spent most of that night packing his trunk and his suitcase.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for suitcase

suitcase

noun
  1. a portable rectangular travelling case, usually stiffened, for carrying clothing, etc
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Word Origin and History for suitcase

n.

1902, from suit (n.) + case (n.2). Originally a case for holding a suit of clothes.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with suitcase

suitcase

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