Idioms for bag

Origin of bag

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bag

bag·like, adjectiveun·bagged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bag

bag sac sack sacque

regional variation note for bag

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 bags (1 of 2)

bags
/ (bæɡz) /

pl n

informal a lot; a great deal
short for Oxford bags
British informal any pair of trousers

interjection

Also: bags I children's slang, British and Australian an indication of the desire to do, be, or have something
rough as bags or rough as sacks Australian and NZ uncouth

British Dictionary definitions for bags (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 bags

bag
[ băg ]

n.

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

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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