bag

bag
n. & v.
—n.
1 a receptacle of flexible material with an opening at the top.
2 a (usu. in pl.) a piece of luggage (put the bags in the boot). b a woman's handbag.
3 (in pl.; usu. foll. by of) colloq. a large amount; plenty (bags of time).
4 (in pl.) Brit. colloq. trousers.
5 sl. derog. a woman, esp. regarded as unattractive or unpleasant.
6 an animal's sac containing poison, honey, etc.
7 an amount of game shot by a sportsman.
8 (usu. in pl.) baggy folds of skin under the eyes.
9 sl. a person's particular interest or preoccupation, esp. in a distinctive style or category of music (his bag is Indian music).
—v. (bagged, bagging)
1 tr. put in a bag.
2 tr. colloq. a secure; get hold of (bagged the best seat). b colloq. steal. c shoot (game). d (often in phr. bags I) Brit. colloq. claim on grounds of being the first to do so (bagged first go; bags I go first).
3 a intr. hang loosely; bulge; swell. b tr. cause to do this.
4 tr. Austral. sl. criticize, disparage.
Phrases and idioms:
bag and baggage with all one's belongings. bag lady US a homeless woman who carries her possessions around in shopping bags. bag (or whole bag) of tricks colloq. everything; the whole lot. in the bag colloq. achieved; as good as secured.
Derivatives:
bagful n. (pl. -fuls).
Etymology: ME, perh. f. ON baggi

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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