bag·​gie | \ ˈba-gē How to pronounce baggie (audio) \
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

Examples of baggie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the traffic stop officers searched the vehicle and found approximately 80 grams of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, plastic baggies and two loaded firearms in the vehicle. al, "3 people arrested on drugs, guns charges in Bay Minette," 30 Dec. 2019 Inside, the officer found a mason jar of marijuana, a scale and empty baggies. John Benson, cleveland, "Apologetic drunk driver with wet pants arrested leaving bar: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 6 Nov. 2019 Authorities say that on the previous day, Sasnau traveled to Lisle to meet Roser, who sold him at least six baggies of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Clifford Ward,, "Lisle man charged with drug-induced homicide in death of 19-year-old Darien man; bail set at $150,000," 15 Oct. 2019 Seed Swap: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring perennials and bulbs potted or in sturdy plastic bags, seeds in envelopes or baggies and viable seed packets. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Remodeled homes tour, plant sales and bamboo conference," 11 Oct. 2019 Investigators found marijuana, cash, cellphones, a digital scale and plastic baggies inside the car, according to court records. Adam Ferrise,, "Man charged in slaying of man found dead in Cleveland street," 28 Aug. 2019 The only thing that comes out of my pocket are tissues, receipts, loose cough drops, a movie stub for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ which was, uhh, so-so and of course the little button in the baggie that comes with the pants. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "SNL — and a litany of surprise celebrity guests — take on the Democratic debates," 24 Nov. 2019 The Associated Press reports the offending slag was being sold by the town’s chamber of commerce in resealable sandwich baggies. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "A superfund site in Montana sold bags of hazardous waste as souvenirs," 19 Nov. 2019 In searching Moreno, officers found a bag of suspected marijuana, four marijuana pipes and a small baggie containing an unidentified substance. Tom Olsen, Twin Cities, "‘Very impaired’ Marine on St. Croix man charged in deadly I-35 crash," 4 Nov. 2019

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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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Last Updated

18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Baggie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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