bag·​gie ˈba-gē How to pronounce baggie (audio)
plural baggies
: 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

Examples of baggie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before lunch, the women packed dozens of baggies of corn flakes and raisins for diners to take with them. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 9 Apr. 2024 Unzipping the child’s backpack, law enforcement officers allegedly recovered about two kilograms of cocaine in plastic baggies, according to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, which provided PEOPLE with crime scene photographs taken on narcotics investigators’ phones. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 According to prosecutors, correctional officers found Collazo-Prieto with more than 50 grams of cocaine, divided among 21 plastic baggies, and one larger, unsealed plastic bag, also containing cocaine during a routine search at the correctional institution. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 23 Mar. 2024 Rebecca Smith, a food services crew member, said in court Monday that Gutierrez-Reed asked her to hold a baggie with a white substance on the evening of the shooting. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2024 Gutierrez is also facing a felony charge of tampering with evidence for allegedly handing off a baggie of cocaine to another crew member on the night of the shooting. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 6 Mar. 2024 Friday’s murder complaint states that Williams was known to sell drugs, including to Warrick, in baggies with the Walgreens logo on them. Scooty Nickerson, The Mercury News, 4 Mar. 2024 Smith said that on the night of the shooting, Gutierrez-Reed asked her to hold onto a clear baggie with a white substance in it. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2024 While there, Smith said that Gutierrez Reed handed her a plastic baggie and asked her to hold onto it for her. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History


bag entry 1 + -ie

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baggie was in 1963

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“Baggie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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