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two-bagger

[too-bag-er] /ˈtuˈbæg ər/
noun, Baseball. Informal.
Origin of two-bagger
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; two bag(s) + -er1
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  • Joe had struck out one man, and then he was found for a two-bagger.

    Baseball Joe at Yale Lester Chadwick
  • Then the Woodhull tied the score on two bases on balls, and his own two-bagger.

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • A two-bagger would clear the bases and put Boston in the lead.

  • Then came a two-bagger, followed by a single that brought in a run.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • And the batsman, who had started to make his two-bagger, went back to first.

    Andy at Yale Roy Eliot Stokes
  • Billings found the Robinson pitcher for a two-bagger, stole third, and came home on a hit by Greene.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Wonder if I c'd knock a two-bagger with that hat o' his'n without mussin' his hair?

    The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde
  • A two-bagger would answer the purpose just as well, and would certainly sound more plausible.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He was hit for a two-bagger, and the next man walked, though Joe thought some of the decisions unfair.

  • Langridge seemed to go to pieces and issued walking passes to two men, while he was batted for a two-bagger and a three-base hit.

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
Slang definitions & phrases for two-bagger

two-bagger

noun

  1. A two-base hit; a double (1880+ Baseball)
  2. A very ugly person; double-bagger: two-bagger, a girl who needs exactly that to cover her ugliness (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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