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shopping bag

a strong, usually paper or plastic, bag with handles, used to carry purchases or belongings.
Origin of shopping bag
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She played nervously with the fastening of her shopping bag.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
  • She made infinitesimal lists, and put them into her shopping bag, or stuck them in her mirror, but Wolf laughed at them all.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • She'd never come to my apartments with a cat-o'-nine-tails under her golf cape, or a bottle of acid in her shopping bag.

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • She took a small paper bag full of candy from her shopping bag and tucked it out of sight in a bureau drawer.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • If the one you have did not, then use a canvas laundry case or a shopping bag for this purpose.

    If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime United States Department of Labor, Children's Bureau

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