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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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  • I saw only the lower end of our balloon, which was overhanging its base, all loose and baggy.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Was everything, even a baggy young teacher of Arabic, foreordained?


    Stephen French Whitman
  • He removed his marsuit to stand in baggy trousers and loose tunic.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • Grizzled, ageless, watery-eyed, their clothing clean but baggy.

    The Risk Profession Donald Edwin Westlake
  • She raised her skirt and the girls shrieked with laughter at the baggy stockings.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
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.

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