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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That blended with that urban look of the baggy jeans. Jamie Lisanti,, "Fashionable 50," 18 July 2019 In past years, some men have also been the subject of dress code crackdowns, including two separate cases in 2011, when men were kicked off flights after arguing with airline staffers who asked them to pull up baggy pants. Author: Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, "What can’t you wear on an airline flight? It’s complicated.," 12 July 2019 Mass arrests were often carried out simply on the basis of appearance; wearing baggy clothes could be enough. Daniel Castro, Harper's magazine, "The Truce," 10 June 2019 Billie's known for wearing a lot of baggy clothes and track suits. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "10 Facts About Billie Eilish That Will Make You Even More Obsessed With Her," 21 May 2019 Billie Eilish is speaking her truth in a new Calvin Klein ad by revealing the reason behind her signature baggy clothes. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Billie Eilish Reveals the Reason for Her Baggy Clothes in New Calvin Klein Ad," 11 May 2019 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

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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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