bag·​ger | \ ˈba-gər How to pronounce bagger (audio) \
plural baggers

Definition of bagger

1 : a person or device that bags something a lawn mower equipped with a bagger [=an attachment that collects grass clippings in a bag] especially : a person whose job is to place items (such as groceries) in bags for customers works as a bagger at a supermarket
2 : a motorcycle outfitted with compartments for storing accessories and other cargo

Examples of bagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the bulk bagger sits idle, its smaller bagging machine is busy filling 3- to 5-pound bags of onions, more commonly found at grocery stores. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Why Farmers Are Dumping Milk, Even as People Go Hungry," 23 Apr. 2020 The checkout clerks and the baggers where their parishioners and their families shop for groceries. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: Arrest pastors who hold services in a pandemic and padlock their church doors. Now," 10 Apr. 2020 The coronavirus prompted Angela Schub, who has worked as a bagger at Stop & Shop in Long Island, New York, and has an intellectual disability, to take a leave of absence from work. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Workers with disabilities are especially hard hit in the coronavirus economy," 14 May 2020 The bulk bagger at Owyhee Produce, an onion, asparagus, and mint farm straddling the Oregon–Idaho border, isn’t getting much action these days. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Why Farmers Are Dumping Milk, Even as People Go Hungry," 23 Apr. 2020 Error 0: His second two-bagger was perhaps the most important hit of the day. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "FBCA defeats Alief Hastings to open PISD Baseball Tournament," 5 Mar. 2020 In reaction to the mass panic-buying of groceries, H-E-B is now hiring part-time workers — stockers, checkers, baggers —for temporary work for up to 60 days, employment that could become permanent. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "Restrictions tighten as San Antonians learn to live with the coronavirus ‘new normal’," 17 Mar. 2020 The union represents everyone from grocery baggers to butchers to delivery drivers. Mallory Moench,, "Safeway workers cancel contract, may strike in Northern California," 13 Feb. 2020 The umpires reviewed the play at manager Craig Counsell's request, but the two-bagger was upheld and and neither Keston Hiura nor Eric Thames could deliver a run-scoring hit behind it. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pirates 6, Brewers 5: Stumbling into the break," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of bagger

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bagger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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