sag VERB (sagged, sagging) 1) sink or bulge downwards gradually under weight or pressure or through weakness. 2) hang down loosely or unevenly.
NOUN an instance of sagging.
DERIVATIVES saggy adjective.
ORIGIN probably related to Low German sacken, Dutch zakken 'subside' .

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  • saggy — 1853, from SAG (Cf. sag) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Sagginess …   Etymology dictionary

  • saggy — [sag′ē] adj. saggier, saggiest inclined to sag …   English World dictionary

  • saggy — sag|gy [ˈsægi] adj informal something that is saggy hangs down or bends more than it should ▪ The bed was saggy in the middle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • saggy — [[t]sæ̱gi[/t]] saggier, saggiest ADJ GRADED If you describe something as saggy, you mean that it has become less firm over a period of time and become unattractive. Is the mattress lumpy and saggy?... Exercise for just 20 minutes a day to firm up …   English dictionary

  • saggy — UK [ˈsæɡɪ] / US adjective Word forms saggy : adjective saggy comparative saggier superlative saggiest beginning to bend in the middle or hang down because of weight or pressure …   English dictionary

  • saggy — sagginess, n. /sag ee/, adj., saggier, saggiest. sagging or tending to sag: a saggy roof. [1850 55; SAG + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • saggy — adjective informal having a shape that sinks or drops downwards: The mattress was rather saggy in the middle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • saggy — adjective Date: 1853 baggy; also flaccid 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saggy — adjective a) Baggy or loose fitting. b) That sinks or droops from wear or its own weight …   Wiktionary

  • saggy — sag|gy [ sægi ] adjective beginning to bend in the middle or hang down because of weight or pressure …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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