ditty bag


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ditty bag

n.
A bag used by armed forces personnel to carry small items such as sewing implements.

[Origin unknown.]

ditty bag

n
(Nautical Terms) a sailor's cloth bag for personal belongings or tools. A box used for these purposes is termed a ditty box
[C19: perhaps from obsolete dutty calico, from Hindi dhōtī loincloth, dhoti]

dit′ty bag`


n.
a small bag used esp. by sailors to hold sewing implements, toiletries, etc.
[1855–60; of obscure orig.]
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Noun1.ditty bag - kit used by sailors and soldiers
kit - a case for containing a set of articles
References in classic literature ?
The next cast was a small one, being a sailor's little 'ditty bag', containing needles, thread, and other sewing utensils, then came a razor-case, followed by two or three separate plugs of negro-head, which were fished up from the bottom of the now empty receptacle.
And in their ditty bag for media, the airline included the recyclable dining utensils and metal straws, as well as a stainless steel water bottle.
The Heirloom "Ditty Bag" from Wren & Ivy, $385; Wren & Ivy, wrenandivy.com