bag·​ger ˈba-gər How to pronounce bagger (audio)
plural baggers
: 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
: a motorcycle outfitted with compartments for storing accessories and other cargo

Examples of bagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Essential workers from shopkeepers to street sweepers to grocery baggers come across hundreds of people on a day-to-day basis. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2024 Riddle — who started with the company as a grocery bagger back in high school — said the Kentucky version of its Publix Liquors will boast a larger bourbon selection than its Sunshine State counterparts. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 9 Jan. 2024 Despite bagging's controversial reputation among many players, the strategy isn't really comparable to outright cheating—baggers play an unmodified version of the game as it was designed, after all. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 Nov. 2023 Its parking lot was often crowded with cruisers, baggers, canyon racers and sport bikes, sparkling with chrome and rumbling with V-twins and single-cylinders. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 Now, after two strong college seasons, DuBose may be about to see the payoff — going from grocery bagger and Walmart employee to NFL draft pick in three years. Michael Marot, al, 23 Apr. 2023 Rikuu Nishida, Colby Shade and Drew Cowley each hit two baggers that led to the tying and go-ahead runs in a 5-4 Ducks win over Xavier in the opening game of the Nashville Regional at Hawkins Field on Friday. oregonlive, 2 June 2023 Choosier teens Maxen Lucas, a graduating senior at Lincoln Academy in Maine, had his first job at 15 as a summer camp dishwasher, followed by a stint as a grocery bagger before getting into landscaping. Steve Leblanc, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2023 This mower is also an excellent bagger, gathering pounds more grass per square foot of test area than most mowers. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagger was in 1740

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“Bagger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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