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shopping bag

a strong, usually paper or plastic, bag with handles, used to carry purchases or belongings.
Origin of shopping bag
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She wore a "'pellent cloak" and rubber boots, and had a shopping-bag on her arm full of "choclid" cakes.

    Little Folks Astray Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)
  • I want you to keep these things for me, Edward; and I'll leave my shopping-bag; I sha'n't want it any more.

    The Albany Depot W. D. Howells
  • Octavia found her shopping-bag, and drew from it a long envelope filled with typewritten documents.

    Whirligigs O. Henry
  • Helen declined the one offered her, and drew a book from her shopping-bag.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
  • The visitor produced from her shopping-bag the written announcement of the Recreation Club play.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I stood for a moment looking at the group and fingering the handle of my shopping-bag nervously.

    At the Age of Eve Kate Trimble Sharber
  • I had a clipping in my shopping-bag cut from the morning paper.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty

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