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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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 Baldwin, on the other hand, went with baggy vinyl pants, Adidas sneakers, and a part-shearling-part-bomber jacket. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Show PDA in London Following Wedding Rumors," 17 Sep. 2018 Sporting a fright wig, a feather boa, and a baggy dress (designed to obscure her svelte figure), Diller was unabashedly outlandish. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 16 Dec. 2018 Last week, the First Lady wore a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with baggy lace overlay to Thanksgiving dinner. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Melania Trump Wore Dolce & Gabbana After Their 'Racist' Chinese Ad Controversy," 27 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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