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doggy bag

n.
Variant of doggie bag.
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doggy bag

n
a bag into which leftovers from a meal may be put and taken away, supposedly for the diner's dog
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dog′gy bag`


n.
a small bag or other container provided by a restaurant for a customer to take home leftovers.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doggy bag - a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog
carrier bag, paper bag, sack, poke - a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
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Translations

doggy bag

nsacchetto per gli avanzi da portare a casa
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Doggy bags have long been frowned upon in France as an affront to gastronomic etiquette, but restaurants are now legally obliged to proA[degrees] vide them if requested by diners, in a move to cut food wastage.
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