shopping bag


a strong, usually paper or plastic, bag with handles, used to carry purchases or belongings.

Origin of shopping bag

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shopping bag

Historical Examples of shopping bag

  • Helen declined the one offered her, and drew a book from her shopping-bag.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories

    Marian T. MacIntosh

  • I had a clipping in my shopping-bag cut from the morning paper.

    The Fifth Wheel

    Olive Higgins Prouty

  • I stood for a moment looking at the group and fingering the handle of my shopping-bag nervously.

    At the Age of Eve

    Kate Trimble Sharber

  • The visitor produced from her shopping-bag the written announcement of the Recreation Club play.

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • She wore a "'pellent cloak" and rubber boots, and had a shopping-bag on her arm full of "choclid" cakes.

    Little Folks Astray

    Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)