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bag lady

n. Slang
A homeless woman, especially one in a big city, who carries her possessions with her, as in a shopping bag.

bag lady

n
a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bags. Also called (in full): shopping bag lady

bag′ la`dy


n.
a homeless woman who lives in public places, often keeping her belongings with her in shopping bags.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bag lady - a homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bagsbag lady - a homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bags
homeless, homeless person - someone unfortunate without housing; "a homeless was found murdered in Central Park"
Translations
المُتَشَرِّدات، نِساءُ الحَقائِب
bezdomovkyně
posedame
hajléktalan nõ
bezdomovkyňa
kadın berduş

bag lady

nStadtstreicherin f (die ihre gesamte Habe in Einkaufstaschen mit sich führt)

bag lady

n (fam) → stracciona, barbona

bag

(bӕg) noun
1. a container made of soft material (eg cloth, animal skin, plastic etc). She carried a small bag.
2. a quantity of fish or game caught. Did you get a good bag today?
verbpast tense, past participle bagged
1. to put into a bag.
2. to kill (game).
ˈbaggy adjective
loose, like an empty bag. He wears baggy trousers.
bags of
a large amount of. He's got bags of money.
in the bag
as good as done or complete (in the desired way). Your appointment is in the bag.
ˈbag lady noun
a homeless woman who carries around with her all her belongings, usually in shopping bags. Bag ladies often sleep on benches in public parks and railway stations.
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