bagging

[ bag-ing ]
/ ˈbæg ɪŋ /

noun

woven material, as of hemp or jute, for bags.

Origin of bagging

First recorded in 1725–35; bag + -ing1

Definition for bagging (2 of 2)

Origin of bag

1200–50; 1920–25 for def 29; Middle English bagge < Old Norse baggi pack, bundle

Related forms

bag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective

Can be confused

bag sac sack sacque

Regional variation note

1. Although bag and sack are both used everywhere throughout the U.S., the more commonly used word in the North Midland U.S. is bag and in the South Midland is sack.
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British Dictionary definitions for bagging (1 of 2)

bagging

/ (ˈbæɡɪŋ) /

noun

coarse woven cloth; sacking

British Dictionary definitions for bagging (2 of 2)

bag

/ (bæɡ) /

noun

verb bags, bagging or bagged

See also bags

Word Origin for bag

C13: probably from Old Norse baggi; related to Old French bague bundle, pack, Medieval Latin baga chest, sack, Flemish bagge
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Medicine definitions for bagging

bag

[ băg ]

n.

An anatomical sac or pouch, such as the udder of a cow.
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Idioms and Phrases with bagging

bag


In addition to the idioms beginning with bag

  • bag and baggage
  • bag it
  • bag of tricks

also see:

  • brown bagger
  • grab bag
  • in the bag
  • leave holding the bag
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • mixed bag
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