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briefcase (n.)

also brief-case, "portable folding case for holding papers," 1908, from brief (n.) in the paper sense + case (n.2). Earlier was brief-bag (1806).

updated on August 09, 2017

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Definitions of briefcase from WordNet

briefcase (n.)
a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books;
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