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Etymology 1[edit]

bag +‎ -y


baggy ‎(comparative baggier, superlative baggiest)

  1. Of clothing, very loose-fitting, so as to hang away from the body.
  2. Of or relating to a British music genre of the 1980s and 1990s, influenced by Madchester and psychedelia and associated with baggy clothing.

Etymology 2[edit]

Presumably back-formation from baggies (the plural), presumably a genericization of the brand name Baggies.

Alternative forms[edit]


baggy ‎(plural baggies)

  1. A small plastic bag, as for sandwiches.
    • 2008 March 6, Kristen Hinmen, "News Real: Seeing Red", Riverfront Times volume 32 number 10, page 10,
      In an accompanying affidavit, Apazeller reported that Onstott "has entered the kitchen with a handful of cocaine and asked for a plastic baggy."

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