doggie bag
or doggy bag noun Etymology: 1doggy; from the presumption that such leftovers are intended for a pet dog Date: 1963 a container for leftover food to be carried home from a meal eaten at a restaurant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • doggie bag — doggie bags N COUNT If you ask for a doggie bag in a restaurant, you ask for any food you have not eaten to be put into a bag for you to take home …   English dictionary

  • doggie bag — ☆ doggie bag [dôg′ē ] n. a bag supplied to a patron of a restaurant, in which may be placed leftovers, as to take home to a dog or other pet * * * …   Universalium

  • doggie bag — ☆ doggie bag [dôg′ē ] n. a bag supplied to a patron of a restaurant, in which may be placed leftovers, as to take home to a dog or other pet …   English World dictionary

  • doggie bag —    A bag provided by a restaurant so that you can take the leftover food home with you is called a doggie (or doggy) bag.     The portions were so big that I decided to ask for a doggie bag …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • doggie bag — noun a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer s dog • Syn: ↑doggy bag • Hypernyms: ↑sack, ↑poke, ↑paper bag, ↑carrier bag * * * (also doggy bag) …   Useful english dictionary

  • doggie bag — 1. n. a small container of food leftover from a meal at a restaurant. I ll take home the rest in a doggie bag. 2. n. bag or container for leftovers in a restaurant so they can be eaten at home …   English slang

  • Doggie bag — bag provided by a restaurant or other eatery, for carrying home leftovers …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • doggie bag — /ˈdɒgi bæg/ (say dogee bag) noun a bag provided by a restaurant or the like, for carrying home leftovers, as for a dog. Also, doggy bag …   Australian English dictionary

  • doggie bag — Australian Slang bag provided by a restaurant or other eatery, for carrying home leftovers …   English dialects glossary

  • bag — n 1. pouch, sack, Midland U.S. and Scot. poke, Southwestern U.S. alforja, Chiefly Scot. pocket, Obs. budget; pack, packet, satchel, container, receptacle, reticule. 2. purse, (in Scottish Highland costume) sporran, change purse, money bag;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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