- a person's avocation, hobby, major interest, or obsession: Jazz isn't my bag.
- a person's mood or frame of mind: The boss is in a mean bag today.
- an environment, condition, or situation.
- Informal. plenty; much; many (usually followed by of): bags of time; bags of money.
- Slang. trousers (def. 1).
verb (used without object), bagged, bag·ging.
verb (used with object), bagged, bag·ging.
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Idioms for bag
- with all one's personal property: When they went to collect the rent, they found he had left, bag and baggage.
- completely; totally: The equipment had disappeared, bag and baggage, without even the slightest trace.
Origin of bag
regional variation note for bag
OTHER WORDS FROM bagbag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective
Words nearby bag
Definition for bag (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for bag
With 20,000 people coming in and out of her Instagram Live, it’s clear the cat is now definitely out the bag.
Staffers drop off their bags and coats at designated areas on each floor to avoid too many items on desks.‘Safe-space’ signs and which direction to face: At 30% capacity, how News UK is returning to the office|Lucinda Southern|August 13, 2020|Digiday
Once you have your “why” in the bag, you need to figure out who your target audience is.How to plan your social media strategy for any business|Sumeet Anand|June 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Once out of the bag, these innovations were difficult to “uninvent,” promoting diversity.Evolution: Why It Seems to Have a Direction and What to Expect Next|Matthew Wills|June 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
The fact that something is safe for one type of use — such as a fabric softener sheet or a vacuum cleaner bag — doesn’t always mean it’s safe to breathe through.Science offers recipes for homemade coronavirus masks|Kathiann Kowalski|May 14, 2020|Science News For Students
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
Elle magazine shot an editorial in September, one picture revealing a teacup pig sitting pretty by a mini Tyler Alexandra bag.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink|Elizabeth Landers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Which proves he is as dumb as a bag of hammers,” the official says.
They were allowed to bring one bag per family, which most fill with food.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He kept it in a brown paper bag stashed in the bathroom of his office.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
I shall only be away for six months; you know I have made up my mind to get rid of the whole bag of tricks.
Thank you for nothing, Reginald; however, I shall certainly take a dip in the lucky-bag at the Castle.
She stood looking at him as he danced around the bag, busily punching its rotund sides.
"I think she'll pay your mother back to-morrow," said Hugh, remembering the fatness of the pink bag.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for bag
- with all one's belongings
verb bags, bagging or bagged
Word Origin for bag
Medical definitions for bag
Idioms and Phrases with bag
In addition to the idioms beginning with bag
- bag and baggage
- bag it
- bag of tricks
- brown bagger
- grab bag
- in the bag
- leave holding the bag
- let the cat out of the bag
- mixed bag