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baggy

[bag-ee]
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adjective, bag·gi·er, bag·gi·est.
  1. baglike; hanging loosely.
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Origin of baggy

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

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Related Words

floppy, roomy, oversize, billowing, bulging, droopy, flabby, loose, slack, ill-fitting, sagging

Examples from the Web for baggy

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  • I saw only the lower end of our balloon, which was overhanging its base, all loose and baggy.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Was everything, even a baggy young teacher of Arabic, foreordained?

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • He removed his marsuit to stand in baggy trousers and loose tunic.

    Rebels of the Red Planet

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • Grizzled, ageless, watery-eyed, their clothing clean but baggy.

    The Risk Profession

    Donald Edwin Westlake

  • She raised her skirt and the girls shrieked with laughter at the baggy stockings.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston

    Caroline E. Jacobs


British Dictionary definitions for baggy

baggy1

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

baggy2

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