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grab bag

noun

Simple Definition of grab bag

  • : a bag that holds many small gifts and that you reach into in order to pull one out without knowing what it is

  • : a group or mixture of different things

Full Definition of grab bag

  1. 1 :  a receptacle (as a bag) containing small articles which are to be drawn (as at a party or fair) without being seen

  2. 2 :  a miscellaneous collection :  potpourri

Examples of grab bag

  1. Congress has proposed a grab bag of tax cuts.

  2. <the festival featured a grab bag of independent films from widely disparate genres>



1855

First Known Use of grab bag

1855


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