bag lady


noun

a 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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Example sentences from the Web for bag lady

  • So of course the bag-lady nightmare fears are back haunting me with much more reality and brutality than I ever imagined...

    The Bag Lady Papers, Part V|Alexandra Penney|February 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for bag lady

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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