bindle

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Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown; compare Old English bindele (a binding, a tying),[1] and bundle.

Noun[edit]

bindle

  1. (now Scots)[1] Any given length of cord, rope, twine, etc, used to bind something.[1]

Etymology 2[edit]

The front hobo carries a bindle on the end of a stick.
Several bindles of cocaine

Probably a corruption of bundle; perhaps influenced by bindle.[2]

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Noun[edit]

bindle (plural bindles)

  1. (US and Canada slang) A bundle carried by a hobo (usually containing his possessions), often on a stick slung over the shoulder; a blanket roll.[2]
    • 2006 Cormac McCarthy, The Road:
      lastly he made a bindle in a plastic tarp of some cans of juice and cans of fruit and cans of vegetables…
  2. (US and Canada slang) Any bundle or package; specifically one containing narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, or morphine.[2]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ˈbindle¹” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 bindle²” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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