First recorded circa 1340 as Middle English sachel, from Old French sachel, from Late Latin saccellum (“money bag, purse”), a diminutive of Latin sacculus, itself a diminutive of saccus (“bag”). See sack.
satchel (plural satchels)
- A bag or case with one or two shoulder straps, especially used to carry books etc.
- "Come, now, take yourselves off, like good boys and girls," he said; and the whole assemblage, dark and light, disappeared through a door into a large verandah, followed by Eva, who carried a large satchel, which she had been filling with apples, nuts, candy, ribbons, laces, and toys of every description, during her whole homeward journey.
- besatcheled (rare)
bag or case with one or two shoulder straps
- Alternative form of