Meaning of dillybag in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪlɪbaɡ/


(also dilly)
  • A bag or basket of traditional Aboriginal design, made from woven grass or fibre.

    ‘He put it into the dillybag.’
    • ‘I really would love to have a go at making the dillybag from that volume on page 20 and was wondering if any one of you lovely ladies would have a copy of that pattern and could possibly be kind enough to photostat it for me, I will only be to pleased to reimburse any costs involved.’


From Yagara (an Aboriginal language of Queensland) dili ‘coarse grass or reeds; a bag woven of this’ + bag.