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bag

[ bag ]SEE DEFINITION OF bag
  • nouncontainer for one's possesions
  • nounspecial interest
  • verbcatch
  • verbdroop

Synonyms for bag

  • backpack
  • briefcase
  • gear
  • handbag
  • kit
  • pack
  • packet
  • pocket
  • pouch
  • purse
  • sack
  • suitcase
  • carryall
  • case
  • duffel
  • haversack
  • holdall
  • knapsack
  • pocketbook
  • poke
  • rucksack
  • sac
  • saddlebag
  • satchel
  • tote
  • attaché
  • carry-on
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BAG

Grace took out of her bag a guest towel she was embroidering.

And now I must pack up a few necessaries in my bag, and be off to Mr. Brunton's.

With his bag in hand, he wandered through the streets, uncertain what to do or where to go.

That bag at his girdle is full of the teeth that he drew at Winchester fair.

I have a bag at my belt, camarade, and you have but to put your fist into it for what you want.

On these occasions he always determined to clear out the bag.

He felt that modern methods and the best usage might not have approved of the bag.

He's a sawhorse—he's as heavy in th' head as a bag of salt; he'll never do no good to nobody.

The porter wheeled a truck, bearing John's trunk and bag, up to them as he spoke.

Over his shoulder he carried a bag, tied round and round with a rope.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, bagge, from Old Norse baggi or a similar Scandinavian source; not found in other Germanic languages, perhaps ultimately of Celtic origin. Disparaging slang for "woman" dates from 1924 (though various specialized senses of this are much older). Meaning "person's area of interest or expertise" is 1964, from Black English slang, from jazz sense of "category," probably via notion of putting something in a bag.

To be left holding the bag (and presumably nothing else), "cheated, swindled" is attested by 1793. Many figurative senses are from the notion of the game bag (late 15c.) into which the product of the hunt was placed; e.g. the verb meaning "to kill game" (1814) and its colloquial extension to "catch, seize, steal" (1818). To let the cat out of the bag "reveal the secret" is from 1760.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BAG

action

nounsomething done

addiction

nouna habit of activity, often injurious

arrest

nountaking into custody
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