bag·​gy | \ ˈba-gē How to pronounce baggy (audio) \
baggier; baggiest

Definition of baggy

1 : loose, puffed out, or hanging like a bag baggy trousers
2 : loosely constructed and inflated with inessential elements a baggy novel

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Other Words from baggy

baggily \ ˈba-​gə-​lē How to pronounce baggily (audio) \ adverb
bagginess \ ˈba-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce bagginess (audio) \ noun

Examples of baggy in a Sentence

These pants are too baggy at the knees.

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In their place are baggy hoodies and roomy trousers and boxy T-shirts, all in unexpected colors like red and lavender and goldenrod—and, maybe most unexpectedly, everything in the initial offering retailing for less than a Band button-up. Sam Schube, GQ, "Scott Sternberg on His New Line, His Exit from Band of Outsiders, and Making Clothes for the Entire World," 4 Apr. 2018 Getty Images Rocking one of her coolest, most casual looks to date, mom-to-be Meghan opted for classic dark blue skinny jeans, with white sneakers and a baggy white Sixteen Candless tee. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Has Started Wearing Prince Harry's Clothes Over Her Baby Bump," 2 Apr. 2019 Simon Porte Jacquemus put his male models in baggy cargo pants, while Donatella Versace’s black leather pants were slung just below the hip to reveal a pair of logoed boxers. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Could You Love a Man in the Baggy Pants that Took Over the Runways this Season?," 22 Jan. 2019 Backstage, models stood waiting to walk the runway inside the Gucci Hub space wearing their various face coverings, sculptural gold jewelry, baggy suits, and bright minidresses. Corey Tenold, Vogue, "Corey Tenold’s Best Backstage Photos From Milan Fashion Week Fall 2019," 20 Feb. 2019 The baggy suit worn by Yein Tahk, the 8-year-old girl at the California meet, retails for $200, roughly twice the monthly training dues for members of her novice group at Sunnyvale Swim Club. New York Times, "Young Swimmers May Have to Wait to Dress Like Katie Ledecky," 11 May 2018 Standing center stage in his baggy golden suit, Styles put his arms to the side, opened his mouth and expertly caught a flying gummy candy launched from the front rows. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Harry Styles Caught a Gummy Bear Thrown By a Fan and Everyone at O2 Arena Lost It: Watch," 13 Apr. 2018 This elevated look blows '03's baggy track suits out of the water. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "The 10 Best-Dressed Men of the Week," 8 Jan. 2018 Dressed in a blue polo, baggy jeans and a gray canvas apron, Chang leans over a stainless-steel counter to give the restaurant’s executive chef, Jude Parra-Sickels, and general manager, Christine Larroucau, an earful. Alex Bhattacharji, WSJ, "David Chang’s Culinary Universe Is Still Growing," 2 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of baggy

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of baggy was in 1808

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English Language Learners Definition of baggy

of clothing : very loose : not tight


bag·​gy | \ ˈba-gē How to pronounce baggy (audio) \
baggier; baggiest

Kids Definition of baggy

: hanging loosely or puffed out like a bag baggy pants

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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