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[bag-ee] /ˈbæg i/
adjective, baggier, baggiest.
baglike; hanging loosely.
Origin of baggy
1820-30; bag + -y1
Related forms
baggily, adverb
bagginess, noun
droopy, sagging, loose, loose-fitting. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for baggy
  • Not wear loose-fitting or baggy clothing when using power tools.
  • They found that animals that lacked the protein had loose and baggy skin much too large for their bodies.
  • Nothing's certain, but a nonwoven shirt could go on sale next to some baggy-fit jeans.
  • Her standard outfit is a jacket with baggy trousers or calf-length skirt and flat-heeled, clodhopper shoes.
  • Everyone wanted to their socks to go baggy so they could pretend to be him.
  • He wore baggy painter's pants, high-top sneakers with the neon laces undone and an oversize sweatshirt.
  • Or maybe an open flannel shirt, baggy jeans and some phat sneakers.
  • When he walks down a street in his loosely laced hiking boots and baggy jeans, some people see a menace to society.
  • The figure wears a stocking cap and baggy flannels, and he sticks a hand clumsily through a hole in a chain-link fence.
  • He wore an oversize polo shirt, baggy slacks, and a baseball cap slightly askew.
British Dictionary definitions for baggy


adjective -gier, -giest
(of clothes) hanging loosely; puffed out
Derived Forms
baggily, adverb
bagginess, noun


noun (pl) -gies
a variant spelling of bagie


noun (pl) -gies
(Northumbrian, dialect) a turnip
Word Origin
perhaps from rutabaga
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Word Origin and History for baggy

"puffed out, hanging loosely," 1831, from bag (n.) + -y (2). Bagging in this sense is from 1590s. Baggie as a small protective plastic bag is from 1969. Baggies "baggy shorts" is from 1962, surfer slang. Related: Baggily; bagginess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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