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[bag-woo m-uh n] /ˈbægˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural bagwomen.
a woman who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.
Also called bag lady.
Origin of bagwoman
1970-75; bag + -woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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bag lady

noun phrase
  1. A woman who goes about the streets collecting discarded objects and taking them home in shopping bags: a bag lady whose tiny room was crammed with garbage (1970s+)
  2. A homeless woman, often elderly, who lives in public places and carries her possessions in shopping bags: bag ladies, the Big Apple's discarded, homeless women

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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