suitcase

[ soot-keys ]
/ ˈsutˌkeɪs /

noun

a usually rectangular piece of luggage especially for carrying clothes while traveling.

Nearby words

  1. suit-dress,
  2. suita,
  3. suitability,
  4. suitable,
  5. suitably,
  6. suite,
  7. suited,
  8. suiter,
  9. suiting,
  10. suitland-silver hill

Origin of suitcase

First recorded in 1900–05; suit + case2

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British Dictionary definitions for suitcase

suitcase

/ (ˈsuːtˌkeɪs, ˈsjuːt-) /

noun

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

suitcase

n.

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

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Idioms and Phrases with suitcase

suitcase

see live out (of a suitcase).

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