Definition of overnight bag in US English:

overnight bag


  • A small bag or case in which to pack personal belongings for an overnight trip or stay.

    ‘he packed an overnight bag’
    • ‘I can pack an overnight bag in ten minutes.’
    • ‘"I'm going out of town for a few days," Jamie muttered, throwing clothes into an overnight bag.’
    • ‘UN staff were banned from all movement across the country and told to keep an overnight bag ready in case of evacuation.’
    • ‘When I got home I found my wife had packed an overnight bag for us.’
    • ‘I grabbed an overnight bag and my passport and hurtled out the door to Stansted!’
    • ‘The guy found it odd that I only had an overnight bag.’
    • ‘His family doctor had urgently arranged for an ambulance to take him to hospital, telling him to pack an overnight bag after he complained of severe chest pains.’
    • ‘We threw together an overnight bag for the two of us, loaded up the car, dropped Scooter off at doggie daycare, and started the trek to Connecticut.’
    • ‘She threw a few things into an overnight bag, grabbed up her purse, and followed Jerry out of her apartment.’
    • ‘There's nothing worse than living out of an overnight bag.’