Definition of baggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaɡē/

adjective (baggier, baggiest)

1(Of clothing) loose and hanging in folds: baggy pants
More example sentences
  • She changed into a pair of loose pants and a baggy shirt, perfect for hiding her feminity, little proof though there was.
  • Their Kalashnikovs lean against the wall of their hut and the warm evening breeze catches in their traditional baggy trousers and loose, belted shirts.
  • She'd usually hidden that with a loose shirt or a baggy sweater.
1.1(Of eyes) with folds of puffy skin below them: his eyes were baggy with the fatigue of overwork
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  • Sometimes you can develop baggy eyes in your 20s before your skin changes.
  • And finally, when you've woken up after your fantastic sleep, take no notice of my bloodshot, baggy eyes and put on your radio.
  • We must be endlessly alert to avoid yellowing teeth, body odours, bad breath, baggy eyes, lank hair, grey hair or body hair.


(baggies) informal
Loose and wide-legged pants, shorts, or swim trunks.
Example sentences
  • Young men sport baggies low on their hips, exposing Calvin Klein boxers and a line of hair.
  • In rapper baggies, with a two day growth on his chin and a mean look in his eye, he gives the impression of a man who lives in a vodka ad.
  • I've been to quite a few cross country races and I can typically count the number of racers wearing baggies on one hand.



Pronunciation: /ˈbaɡəlē/
Example sentences
  • She was a slim young woman, her dark hair cut fashionably short, dressed baggily in a sort of cardigan and long skirt.
  • The prisoner enters the dock, wearing a white open shirt which hangs baggily over a pair of scruffy 501 jeans.
  • A girl is pushing kids back trying to make room for a baggily dressed fellow with a gold chain and slick black hair.


Pronunciation: /ˈbaɡēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The bagginess of jeans was not the only style demanding reappraisal.
  • The inspiration behind David's new collection is ‘the exploration of bagginess and volume and a vaguely 1920s reference crossed with an 80s image‘.
  • At the ankle, the bagginess is gathered and folded using another piece of cloth to tie it, traditionally, or elastic, these days.

Words that rhyme with baggy

Aggie, craggy, draggy, jaggy, Maggie, quaggy, saggy, scraggy, shaggy, slaggy, snaggy

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Syllabification: bag·gy

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