Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a flexible container with a single opening
  2. (noun, quantity) the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
  3. (noun, artifact) a place that the runner must touch before scoring
  4. (noun, artifact) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
  5. (noun, quantity) the quantity that a bag will hold
  6. (noun, artifact) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  7. (noun, person) an ugly or ill-tempered woman
  8. (noun, animal) mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
  9. (noun, act) an activity that you like or at which you are superior
    his bag now is learning to play golf
    marriage was scarcely his dish
  10. (verb, contact) capture or kill, as in hunting
  11. (verb, stative) hang loosely, like an empty bag
  12. (verb, stative) bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
  13. (verb, possession) take unlawfully
  14. (verb, contact) put into a bag

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Bag

  1. early 13c., bagge, from O.N. baggi or a similar Scandinavian source, 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 Eng. slang, from jazz sense of "category," probably via notion of putting something i… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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