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Idioms for bag

Origin of bag

1200–50; 1920–25 for def 29; Middle English bagge < Old Norse baggi pack, bundle

regional variation note for bag

1. Although bag and sack are both used everywhere throughout the U.S., the more commonly used word in the North Midland U.S. is bag and in the South Midland is sack.

OTHER WORDS FROM bag

bag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bag

bag sac sack sacque
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British Dictionary definitions for bag of tricks

bag
/ (bæɡ) /

noun

verb bags, bagging or bagged

See also bags

Word Origin for bag

C13: probably from Old Norse baggi; related to Old French bague bundle, pack, Medieval Latin baga chest, sack, Flemish bagge
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Medical definitions for bag of tricks

bag
[ băg ]

n.

An anatomical sac or pouch, such as the udder of a cow.
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Idioms and Phrases with bag of tricks (1 of 2)

bag of tricks

One's stock of resources and stratagems, as in Mom can fix anything—you never know what she will pull out of her bag of tricks. Alluding to the magician's bag of equipment for performing magic tricks, this term was first recorded in 1694, when Jean de La Fontaine, in one of his fables, has a fox carry a sac des ruses (“bag of tricks”).

Idioms and Phrases with bag of tricks (2 of 2)

bag

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