Definition of ditty bag in English:

ditty bag

(also ditty box)


  • A receptacle for odds and ends, especially one used by sailors or fishermen.

    • ‘I went into the latrine, grabbing my ditty bag on the way.’
    • ‘The SL - 1 has found a home in the little ditty bag that rides in one of those conveniently hidden compartments in the car.’
    • ‘‘We do our best, looking through trunks, looking through ditty bags that officers carry… it could be anywhere,’ he testified.’


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.


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