baggy

[ bag-ee ]
/ ˈbæg i /
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adjective, bag·gi·er, bag·gi·est.

baglike; hanging loosely.

Origin of baggy

First recorded in 1820–30; bag + -y1
SYNONYMS FOR baggy
Related formsbag·gi·ly, adverbbag·gi·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for 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 (1 of 2)

baggy

1
/ (ˈbæɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

(of clothes) hanging loosely; puffed out
Derived Formsbaggily, adverbbagginess, noun

British Dictionary definitions for baggily (2 of 2)

baggy

2
/ (ˈbæɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of bagie
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Word Origin and History for baggily

baggy


adj.

"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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