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beanbag

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noun bean·bag \ˈbēn-ˌbag\

Simple Definition of beanbag

  • : a small cloth bag that is filled with dried beans or small pieces of another material and used as a toy

  • : a large bag that is filled with small round pieces of material and used as a soft chair

Full Definition of beanbag

  1. 1 :  a cloth bag partially filled typically with dried beans and used as a toy

  2. 2 :  any of various pellet-filled bags used as furniture (as a chair) or household articles (as an ashtray base)

1871

First Known Use of beanbag

1871


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