- Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps.
- put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat: When his friends put on the feed bag, they finish everything in sight.
Origin of feed bag
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for feed bag
He used to bring me candy from town, hidden in his feed-bag.My Antonia
"I wish it off," the villain laughed, and it joined the growing heap in the feed-bag.
He picked it up and dropped it into the feed-bag he had swung at his side.
The prince called the guardian, and said to him, "Fill the feed-bag of his mule."Moorish Literature
It was he now who rushed into the street to pick up a horse's feed-bag and restore it to its place.Edgar Saltus: The Man