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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: baggi

bag

1 noun
     
bag
bag1 S1 W2 [countable]
1

container

a) D a container made of paper, cloth, or thin plastic which usually opens at the top:
a paper bag
a plastic bag
a garbage bag
b) DC a handbag:
Don't leave your bag in the car.
c) DLT a large bag that you use to carry your clothes etc when you are travelling:
Just throw your bags in the back of the car.
a garment bag
2

amount

the amount that a bag will hold
bag of
a bag of popcorn
3

old/stupid bag

spoken an insulting word for an old woman:
You silly old bag!
4

a lot of something

bags of something

spoken especially British English a lot of something [= plenty]:
She's got bags of money.
No need to rush, we've got bags of time.
5

pack your bags

informal to leave a place where you have been living, usually after an argument:
We told her to pack her bags at once.
6

eyes

bags

[plural] dark circles or loose skin under your eyes, usually because of old age or being tired
7

a bag of bones

informal a person or animal who is too thin
8

in the bag

informal certain to be won or achieved:
The governor's advisors believe the election is in the bag.
9

trousers

DCC

bags

[plural] British English old-fashioned loose-fitting trousers:
Oxford bags
10

not somebody's bag

old-fashioned informal something that someone is not very interested in or not very good at:
Thanks but dancing is not really my bag.
11

bag and baggage

British English with all your possessions:
They threw her out of the house, bag and baggage.
12

hunting

[usually singular] British EnglishDSO the number of birds or animals that someone kills when they go hunting:
We had a good bag that day.

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