bag
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century 1. a usually flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something: as a. purse; especially handbag b. a bag for game c. suitcase 2. something resembling a bag: as a. (1) a pouched or pendulous bodily part or organ; especially udder (2) a puffy or sagging protuberance of flabby skin <
bags under the eyes
>
b. a puffed-out sag or bulge in cloth c. a square white stuffed canvas bag used to mark a base in baseball 3. the amount contained in a bag 4. a. a quantity of game taken; also the maximum legal quantity of game b. an assortment or collection especially of nonmaterial things <
a bag of tricks
>
5. an unattractive woman 6. something one likes or does regularly or well; also one's characteristic way of doing things II. verb (bagged; bagging) Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to swell out ; bulge 2. to hang loosely transitive verb 1. to cause to swell 2. to put into a bag 3. a. to take (animals) as game b. to get possession of especially by strategy or stealth c. capture, seize d. to shoot down ; destroy 4. to achieve in or as if in competition ; win <
bag a play-off berth
>
5. to give up, forgo, or abandon especially for something more desirable or attainable <
decided to bag her job and move to the country
>
— often used with it Synonyms: see catchbagger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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