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beanbag

[been-bag] /ˈbinˌbæg/
noun
1.
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children's games.
2.
any such game.
3.
any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc.
4.
Also called beanbag chair. a large, soft, frameless chair resembling a beanbag, typically a clothlike plastic shell, filled with plastic chips, that molds itself readily to the contours of the occupant.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; bean + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for beanbag

beanbag

/ˈbiːnˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans and thrown in games
2.
Also called sag bag. a very large cushion loosely filled with foam rubber or polystyrene granules so that it moulds into a comfortable shape: used as an informal low seat
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