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 baggy (audio) \ adverb
bagginess \ ˈba-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce baggy (audio) \ noun

Examples of baggy in a Sentence

These pants are too baggy at the knees.
Recent Examples on the Web The look in the ’90s was baggy, not tight, big jeans with Jordans. New York Times, 16 June 2021 The woman who dared to wear a Dior slip dress to the Met Gala in 1996 or body-con turquoise Versace at the Heart Foundation Ball that same year wasn’t the same Shy Di who hid behind baggy sweaters. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 1 July 2021 After heading out in New York City in light wash, straight leg jeans over the weekend, the actor took a walk in a deeper blue, baggy pair Monday, featuring a medium-high waist and wide, flared legs. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 15 June 2021 Mersy is often dressed in something artfully baggy, like her partner’s pants or a camp shirt, while Zohar is in a rotation of dresses. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 May 2021 In front of a creamy backdrop, Kenny stood in a one-shoulder sports bra (love), with a pair of baggy sweat shorts (need)–both in a steel gray hue. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 20 May 2021 The nearly nine-minute video, which Lukaska shared with The Times, is a Day-Glo green-and-pink time capsule, with Frito-Lay execs in fashionably baggy suits touting the latest and greatest snack aimed at kids, Cheetos Paws. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 Instagram page quickly reveals the entrepreneur’s acute sense of style — one that may start with a baggy pair of trousers and an oversized blazer and quickly pivot to a draped mini dress and heels. Jamila Stewart, Essence, 10 May 2021 Emhoff embodied the American label's understated cool aesthetic in baggy trousers and an open black blazer fastened with a single button. Hanna Flanagan,, 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of baggy

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jul 2021

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“Baggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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