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bin·dle·stiff  audio  (bndl-stf) KEY 

NOUN:
A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.

ETYMOLOGY:
English bindle, bundle (probably from German dialectal bindel, from Middle High German bündel, from binden, to bind, from Old High German binten; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots) + stiff


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