bag lady

[ bag-ley-dee ]
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  1. Slang: Offensive. an unsheltered or homeless woman who lives and sleeps on city streets or in public places, often keeping all her belongings with her in shopping bags.

Origin of bag lady

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for bag lady

bag lady

  1. a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bags: Also called (in full): shopping bag lady

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