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bag British & World English

A flexible container with an opening at the top, used for carrying things

one's bag in bag British & World English

One’s particular interest or taste

be left holding the baby British & World English

Be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning

go-bag British & World English

A bag packed with essential items, kept ready for use in the event of an emergency evacuation of one’s home

bin bag British & World English

A large, strong plastic bag used as a container for household rubbish

Gro-bag British & World English

Trademark for growbag.

ice bag British & World English

A bag filled with ice and applied to the body to reduce swelling or lower temperature

barf bag British & World English

A bag provided to airplane passengers for use in case of vomiting associated with motion sickness

bag lady British & World English

A homeless woman who carries her possessions around in shopping bags

bag lunch British & World English

Variant of brown-bag lunch.

body bag British & World English

A bag used for carrying a corpse from a battlefield or the scene of an accident or crime

book bag British & World English

A bag of a type used to carry books

paper bag British & World English

A small bag made of paper

sick bag British & World English

A paper bag provided in an aircraft or ship as a receptacle for vomit

show bag British & World English

A bag of goods, especially trade samples or publicity material, available at events such as annual shows

cool bag British & World English

A soft insulated container for keeping food and drink cool

dime bag British & World English

A specified amount of an illegal drug, packaged and sold for a fixed price

doggy bag British & World English

A bag used by a restaurant customer or party guest to take home leftover food, supposedly for their dog

ditty bag British & World English

A receptacle for odds and ends, especially one used by sailors or fishermen

tote bag British & World English

A large bag used for carrying a number of items

speed bag British & World English

A small punchbag used by boxers for practising quick punches

sling bag British & World English

An unstructured fabric shoulder bag

water bag British & World English

A bag made of leather, canvas, or other material, used for carrying water

golf bag British & World English

A tall cylindrical bag used for carrying golf clubs and balls

goody bag British & World English

A bag containing a selection of desirable products, especially one given away as a promotional offer

grab bag British & World English

A lucky dip in which wrapped items are chosen by people at random

hobo bag British & World English

A woman’s large shoulder bag with a soft body that forms a characteristic curve between the two ends of the strap

jelly bag British & World English

A fine mesh bag used for straining the juice from cooked fruit, especially so that this liquid can be made into jelly

Jiffy bag British & World English

A padded envelope for protecting fragile items in the post

lucky bag British & World English

Another term for grab bag.

mixed bag British & World English

A diverse assortment of things or people

onion bag British & World English

A goal net (used especially in the context of scoring a goal)

carrier bag British & World English

A plastic or paper bag with handles, especially one supplied by a shop to carry goods purchased there

carpet bag British & World English

A travelling bag of a kind originally made of carpet-like material

plastic bag British & World English

A bag made of a thin, flexible plastic material, especially one with handles supplied by a shop to carry goods purchased there

sample bag British & World English

Another term for show bag.

clutch bag British & World English

A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap

duffel bag British & World English

A cylindrical canvas bag closed by a drawstring and carried over the shoulder

flight bag British & World English

A small zipped shoulder bag carried by air travellers

toilet bag British & World English

A waterproof bag for holding toothpaste, soap, and other bathroom items when travelling

garment bag British & World English

A large zippered bag incorporating a hanger on which garments may be hung to prevent wrinkling during travel or storage

growing bag British & World English

Another term for growbag.

barracks bag British & World English

A large cloth bag for carrying clothing, equipment, and personal items; a duffel bag

in the bag British & World English

(Of something desirable) as good as secured

bag snatcher British & World English

A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it

punching bag British & World English

North American term for punchbag.

shoulder bag British & World English

A bag with a long strap that is hung over the shoulder


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