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[bag-ee] /ˈbæg i/
adjective, baggier, baggiest.
baglike; hanging loosely.
Origin of baggy
First recorded in 1820-30; bag + -y1
Related forms
baggily, adverb
bagginess, noun
droopy, sagging, loose, loose-fitting. Unabridged
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  • The whitened face and baggy costume indicate a connexion also with the continental Pierrot.

  • Grizzled, ageless, watery-eyed, their clothing clean but baggy.

    The Risk Profession Donald Edwin Westlake
  • When a man has baggy trousers nowadays it is from falling on his knees to an automobile—not to a girl.

    A Guide to Men Helen Rowland
  • She raised her skirt and the girls shrieked with laughter at the baggy stockings.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • His trousers, turned up at the ankles, are baggy at the hips and bulge beneath the belted Norfolk jacket that he wears.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
British Dictionary definitions for baggy


adjective -gier, -giest
(of clothes) hanging loosely; puffed out
Derived Forms
baggily, adverb
bagginess, noun


noun (pl) -gies
a variant spelling of bagie
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Word Origin and History for baggy

"puffed out, hanging loosely," 1831, from bag (n.) + -y (2). Bagging in this sense is from 1590s. Baggie as a small protective plastic bag is from 1969. Baggies "baggy shorts" is from 1962, surfer slang. Related: Baggily; bagginess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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