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saggy

[sag-ee] /ˈsæg i/
adjective, saggier, saggiest.
1.
sagging or tending to sag:
a saggy roof.
Origin of saggy
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; sag + -y1
Related forms
sagginess, noun
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  • I saw the saggy, rotten timbers that kept the State of Pennsylvania from cavin' in on us.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • His suit was mauve with purple piping, and his wide, square, saggy face was florid.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • She gave me a long hug, and I noticed how thin her arms had gotten, how saggy the skin on her neck was.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I remember I had on a saggy skirt and a shirtwaist that must have looked like it had been improvised out of a coffee sack.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • It was a little disorienting, and it made her feel especially old and saggy sometimes, though he never seemed to notice.

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    Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for saggy
adj.

1848, from sag (n.) + -y (2). Related: Saggily; sagginess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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