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bag lady

[ bag-ley-dee ]
/ ˈbæg ˌleɪ di /
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noun
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.
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Origin of bag lady

First recorded in 1960–65

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bag lady

noun
a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bagsAlso called (in full): shopping bag lady
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