Origin of workbag

First recorded in 1765–75; work + bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for workbag

Historical Examples of workbag

  • So she took her workbag off the bed, and brought out her crochet.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • By this time we had reached the Villa Bordeaux, and taking my workbag I descended.

    It Pays to Smile

    Nina Wilcox Putnam

  • "Carry this," said Jess, handing her the workbag and a box of matches.

    The Box-Car Children

    Gertrude Chandler Warner

  • "There are pieces of tailor's chalk in my workbag," said Violet.

    The Box-Car Children

    Gertrude Chandler Warner

  • Two more useful gifts: a workbag of silk, and a sewing apron.

British Dictionary definitions for workbag


  1. a container for implements, tools, or materials, esp sewing equipmentAlso called: work basket, workbox
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