adjective, bag·gi·er, bag·gi·est.

baglike; hanging loosely.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for baggy

Contemporary Examples of baggy

Historical Examples of baggy

  • 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?


    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



adjective -gier or -giest

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



noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of bagie
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Word Origin and History for baggy

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper