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bag lady

noun
1.
a homeless woman who lives and sleeps on city streets or in public places, often keeping all her belongings with her in shopping bags.
2.
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British Dictionary definitions for bag-lady

bag lady

noun
1.
a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bags Also called (in full) shopping bag lady
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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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