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plural noun

bag·​gies ˈba-gēz How to pronounce baggies (audio)
: baggy pants or shorts


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Bag·​gies ˈba-gēz How to pronounce Baggies (audio)
used for transparent plastic bags

Examples of baggies in a Sentence

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Plural noun
Officers allegedly found 25 baggies of a heroin and fentanyl mixture, over 14 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded 9-millimeter ghost gun with a 10-round magazine during the arrest, police said. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 8 Feb. 2023 Online, the shortage has recently hatched endless memes: In some posts, people pretend to portion out eggs in plastic baggies, like drug dealers (Pablo Eggscobar, anyone?); another recurring bit suggests painting potatoes to hunt at Easter. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 24 Jan. 2023 During a search, police found three baggies filled with green leafy material. John Benson, cleveland, 20 Dec. 2022 His preliminary breath test registered a .240 blood alcohol content and officers found multiple small baggies of a white substance that was later determined to be cocaine weighing a total of 1.86 grams, according to investigators. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Dec. 2022 Store in non-see-through containers, not in clear containers like baggies. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan. 2023 Just measure each dose carefully into separate containers (such as baggies). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 Investigators tested the baggies of white powder and examined the packaging for fingerprints and DNA. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 There was allegedly a storage box in the second drawer of the dresser containing 38 baggies with an unknown powder substance, according to the warrant. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Plural Noun

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baggies was in 1962

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“Baggies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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Bag·​gies ˈbag-ēz How to pronounce Baggies (audio)
used for clear plastic bags

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