Etymology
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suitcase (n.)

1898, from suit (n.) + case (n.2). Originally a case for holding a suit of clothes. In reference to small nuclear weapons, 1954.

updated on December 29, 2013

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Definitions of suitcase from WordNet

suitcase (n.)
a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes;
Synonyms: bag / traveling bag / travelling bag / grip
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