• A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  • A handbag
  • A suitcase.
  • A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  • One’s preference.
  • An ugly woman.
  • A fellow gay man.
  • The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
  • First, second, or third base.
  • A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  • A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
  • A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
  • A pouch tied behind a man's head to hold the back-hair of a wig; a bag wig.
  • The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  • A scrotum.
  • A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  • A dark circle under the eye, caused by lack of sleep, drug addiction etc.
  • A small envelope that contains drugs, especially narcotics.
  • £1000, a grand.
  • A large number or amount.



  • From Middle English bagge, borrowed from Old Norse baggi, related to Old Norse bǫggr, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰak- (compare Welsh baich, Ancient Greek βάσταγμα).

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