a small bag for carrying clothes, books, etc., sometimes having a shoulder strap
Origin of satchelMiddle English sachel ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin saccellus, diminutive of saccus, a bag, sack
- A small bag, often having a shoulder strap, used for carrying books or clothing.
- A woman's handbag that typically has an interior frame, a rectangular shape, a flat bottom, double handles, and a hinged or zippered opening.
Origin of satchelMiddle English sachel, from Old French, from Late Latin saccellus, from Latin sacculus, diminutive of saccus, bag; see sack1.