duffel bag, duffle bag, duffel, duffle(noun)
a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings
a coarse heavy woolen fabric
A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
Origin: From the Belgian town of Duffel.
a kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze
Origin: [D. duffel, from Duffel, a town not far from Antwerp.]
Duffel is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Duffel proper. On January 1, 2006 Duffel had a total population of 16,019. The total area is 22.71 km² which gives a population density of 705 inhabitants per km². The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the military, and various kinds of luggage. Items made from this material are sometimes spelled duffle as in Duffle Coat and Duffle bag. The etymology of Duffel is from "dubro" and "locus", from the Gaulish dubrum, dubron -- “water”.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
duf′l, n. a thick, coarse woollen cloth, with a thick nap—also Duff′le: (U.S.) change of flannels. [Dut., from Duffel, a town near Antwerp.]
The numerical value of duffel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of duffel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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