Origin of baggy

First recorded in 1820–30; bag + -y1
Related formsbag·gi·ly, adverbbag·gi·ness, noun

Synonyms for baggy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for baggily

Historical Examples of baggily

  • Meffia slouched and sagged along, a semi-boneless creature, her clothing hanging on her baggily and unbecomingly.

    The Unwilling Vestal

    Edward Lucas White

British Dictionary definitions for baggily


adjective -gier or -giest
  1. (of clothes) hanging loosely; puffed out
Derived Formsbaggily, adverbbagginess, noun


noun plural -gies
  1. a variant spelling of bagie
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Word Origin and History for baggily



"puffed out, hanging loosely," 1831, from bag (n.) + -y (2). Bagging in this sense is from 1590s. Baggie as a small protective plastic bag is from 1969. Baggies "baggy shorts" is from 1962, surfer slang. Related: Baggily; bagginess.

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