Suitcase etymology


English word suitcase comes from English case, English bridge

Etymology of suitcase

Detailed word origin of suitcase

Dictionary entry Language Definition
case English (en) (US) A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry, equivalent to 192 fluid ounces.. (mining) A small fissure which admits water into the workings.. (poker slang) Four of a kind.. (printing, historical) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type, traditionally arranged in sets of two, the "upper case" (containing capitals, small capitals, [...]
bridge English (en) (billiards, snooker, pool) A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.. (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.. (bowling) The gap between the holes on a bowling ball. [...]
suitcase English (en) A large (usually rectangular) piece of luggage used for carrying clothes, and sometimes suits, when travelling. To trade using samples in a suitcase.