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old bag

noun phrase

An old woman, esp a repulsive, gossipy old shrew

[first form 1920s+, second 1940s+; both bag and bat earlier meant ''prostitute'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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