bag·​gie | \ˈba-gē \
plural baggies

Definition of baggie 

: a usually small, clear plastic bag … shoved his baggie of kumquats into the pocket of his Members Only jacket …— Jonathan Lethem My brother spent four days in jail. Police wanted to charge someone with possession of a baggie of crack cocaine they subsequently found under a nearby car, so they had chosen him.— Chastity M. Pratt

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Pack lunches/snacks in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws," 24 Oct. 2018 Photo: Lurie family Marty Lurie, an Inc. employee in San Bernardino, Calif., took the ashes of his father’s partner, Robin Milnes, to Disney World in eight baggies hidden at the bottom of a camera bag in 1996. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Disney World’s Big Secret: It’s a Favorite Spot to Scatter Family Ashes," 24 Oct. 2018 According to the Greenwich Daily Voice, officers searched Rodriguez and the vehicle and found $758 in cash and two tied plastic baggies with 30 grams of cocaine inside, as well as an additional 120 grams of cocaine. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Uber driver arrested after police find guns, drugs in hidden compartment," 16 Sep. 2018 Most Popular Read More: The most common drugs seized in each Texas county After obtaining a warrant, police found various drugs, as well as a money counter, small baggies and five guns, one of which was stolen, court records show. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "Gang member claims to be male stripper, has $55K, Rolexes seized by Houston Police," 6 Feb. 2018 Ryan spoke with seized drugs in baggies with a street value of about $200,000, cutting agents, and more than $60,000 in cash organized on the table in front of her. Danny Mcdonald,, "Bust nets $200,000 worth of illegal drugs, Middlesex DA says," 13 July 2018 But the experts — local parents who have found drugs — advise checking behind chests of drawers, where baggies are sometimes taped neatly out of view. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Not even the Bible is safe. Here's where experts say some kids hide their drugs," 9 Apr. 2018 The man denied having marijuana, but soon changed his mind producing a baggie in the driver's side compartment. John Benson,, "Man with expired plates and license arrested for marijuana: North Royalton Police Blotter," 18 Jan. 2018 When asked about the odor, the passenger of the vehicle produced a small baggie of marijuana from the vehicle's glovebox. Houston Chronicle, "West University Place police report," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of baggie

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baggie

bag entry 1 + -ie

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