Etymology
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mailbag (n.)

also mail-bag, "bag in which the public mail is carried," 1794, from mail (n.1) + bag (n.). Mail-pouch in the same sense is by 1838. The Mail Pouch chewing tobacco brand painted its advertisements on barns across the middle of the U.S. from 1891 to 1992.

updated on November 04, 2018

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