Share this entry
British English: /baɡ/
American English: /bæɡ/

Translation of bag in German:


  • 1
    Tasche Fem.
    (sack) Sack Mask.
    (handbag) [Hand]tasche Fem.
    (of plastic) Beutel Mask.
    (small paper bag) Tüte Fem.
    a bag of cement with bag and baggage [figurative] be a bag of bones [figurative]
    nur Haut und Knochen sein
    [whole] bag of tricks [figurative]
    Trickkiste Fem. [informal]
    have exhausted one's [whole] bag of tricks leave somebody holding the bag (American English) [figurative]
    jemandem den schwarzen Peter zuschieben
    his nomination is in the bag [figurative] [informal]
    er hat die Nominierung in der Tasche [informal]
    freedom was as good as in the bag [informal]
    die Freiheit war so gut wie gewonnen
    cat 1 , → mixed bag
  • 3in pl. [informal] (large amount)bags of
    jede Menge [informal]
  • 4in pl. (British English) [dated] (trousers)
    Hose Fem.
  • 5 (puffiness)have bags under or below one's eyes
    Tränensäcke haben
  • 6 [slang] [pejorative] (woman)[old] bag
    alte Schlampe [informal] [pejorative]
  • 7 [informal] (current interest, activity)what's your bag?
    auf was stehst du [zur Zeit]? [informal]

transitive verb -gg-

  • 1 (put in sacks)
    in Säcke füllen
    einsacken [technical]
    (put in plastic bags) in Beutel füllen
    (put in small paper bags)
    in Tüten füllen
    eintüten [technical]
  • 3 (claim possession of)
    sich Dat. schnappen [informal]
    (British English) (School) [informal] (claim) bags I go first!
Definition of bag in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources