Satchel meaning

săchəl
A small bag, often having a shoulder strap, used for carrying books or clothing.
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A woman's handbag that typically has an interior frame, a rectangular shape, a flat bottom, double handles, and a hinged or zippered opening.
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A small bag for carrying clothes, books, etc., sometimes having a shoulder strap.
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A bag or case with one or two shoulder straps, especially used to carry books etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
satchel
Plural:
satchels

Origin of satchel

  • Middle English sachel from Old French from Late Latin saccellus from Latin sacculus diminutive of saccus bag sack1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First recorded circa 1340, from Old French sachel, from Late Latin saccellum (“money bag, purse"), a diminutive of sacculus, itself a diminutive of saccus (“bag")

    From Wiktionary