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[bag-eez] /ˈbæg iz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
loose-fitting swimming trunks, often with a drawstring at the waist, especially as worn by surfers.
loose-fitting slacks, especially women's slacks gathered at the waist and tapering toward the ankles.
Origin of baggies
1960-65; bag + -y2 + -s3


[bag-ee] /ˈbæg i/
Trademark. a brand of plastic bag, manufactured in various sizes, as for preserving food or holding trash.
(lowercase) Informal. any small bag or packet.
1780-90; bag + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for baggies
  • Two of the baggies contained a brown powder and the third contained a white powder.
  • Large plastic baggies can be used in lieu of the plastic sheet if paint chips are to be shipped to the lab in plastic baggies.
  • When finished with the first baggie, the teacher continues on with the other two baggies in the same manner.
  • Payne drove himself to the hospital, where officers discovered several baggies of marijuana, weapons and cash in his vehicle.
  • Put dried fruits and nuts, fresh veggies, or fruit in small baggies.
  • The cup was found to contain nine individually wrapped baggies of marijuana.
  • The officer knew that the baggies may have contained narcotics.
  • When officers removed him from the mattress they discovered two baggies containing crack cocaine under him.
  • Inside marijuana, empty baggies, and baggies with cocaine residue were discovered.
Slang definitions & phrases for baggies


  1. A pair of loose-cut boxer-type men's bathing trunks: girls in bikinis and boys in baggies (1960s+ Surfers)
  2. A pair of full trousers with cuffs, resembling those of the 1930s: Then comes a pair of ''baggies,'' very baggy trousers (1970s+)

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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