bag NOUN 1) a flexible container with an opening at the top. 2) (bags) loose folds of skin under a person's eyes. 3) (bags of) informal, chiefly Brit. plenty of. 4) informal an unpleasant or unattractive woman. 5) (one's bag) informal one's particular interest or taste.
VERB (bagged, bagging) 1) put in a bag. 2) succeed in killing or catching (an animal). 3) succeed in obtaining. 4) (of clothes) form loose bulges. 5) Austral. informal criticize.
bags (or bags I) — Cf. ↑bags
in the bag — Cf. ↑in the bag
DERIVATIVES bagful noun bagger noun baggy adjective (baggier, baggiest) .
ORIGIN perhaps from Old Norse.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bagful — ag ful (b[a^]g f[.u]l), n. The quantity that a bag will hold; as, he ate a bagful of popcorn. Syn: bag. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bagful — c.1300, bagge ful, from BAG (Cf. bag) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bagful — [bag′fool΄] n. pl. bagfuls 1. the amount that a bag will hold 2. a large amount …   English World dictionary

  • bagful — noun a) An amount; the contents of one full bag. She carried a bagful of groceries into the house. b) A large assortment. The politician had a bagful of humorous anecdotes she could interject into any spur of the moment stump speech …   Wiktionary

  • bagful — noun Date: 15th century 1. as much or as many as a bag will hold 2. a large number or amount < had a bagful of tricks > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bagful — /bag fool/, n., pl. bagfuls. 1. the contents of or amount held by a bag: three bagfuls of groceries. 2. the quantity required to fill a bag. 3. a considerable amount: He has a bagful of clever ideas. [1275 1325; ME; see BAG, FUL] Usage. See ful.… …   Universalium

  • bagful — bag|ful [ˈbægful] n the amount a bag can hold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bagful — sb. St Swithin, 57 …   Oldest English Words

  • bagful — n. amount which a bag can hold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bagful — noun plural bagfuls or bagsful (C) the amount a bag can hold …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English