bag·​gy | \ˈba-gē \
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 \ adverb
bagginess \ˈba-​gē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of baggy in a Sentence

These pants are too baggy at the knees.

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While filming her movie The Rhythm Section, paparazzi seemingly caught Blake in costume, which included a baggy jacket and jogging pants. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's Instagram Trolling: A History," 4 Oct. 2018 Close behind, socks with sandals (55 percent), Crocs (53 percent), baggy clothes (50 percent), Granny panties (45 percent), and dressing too youthfully (44 percent) were all seen as deal-breakers. Fox News, "These are the biggest first-date fashion deal-breakers, say singles," 2 Oct. 2018 But, the exciting part comes in the last shot, which shows Selena wearing a baggy t-shirt with a silhouette of the state of California on it. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez's Cute AF Top Can Be Yours for $15," 2 Aug. 2018 Even inside the Computer History Museum, August in Silicon Valley is too warm for a hoodie, so most of the 400 young engineers and programmers gathered here are wearing graphic T-shirts and baggy gym shorts or cargo pants. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Behind the Scenes at the Most Important Hackathon on Earth," 20 Nov. 2015 Justin Bieber Is Back, and on a Baggy Outfit Kick The Biebz is dressing big and baggy. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Justin Bieber Is Back, and on a Baggy Outfit Kick," 15 June 2018 Swapping out her spiked heels for baggy overalls and beanies, the pop star plays an extremely talented hacker by the name of Nine Ball in the film., "Ocean's 8 Uplifts Black Women In The Best Way," 8 June 2018 On Friday, there were gasps and tears as Allers, wearing a baggy jail jumpsuit, was sentenced in front of a gallery packed with his relatives and friends. Washington Post, "Judge: 15-year sentence for ex-leader of corrupt police unit," 11 May 2018 Tight, extremely baggy, or revealing garments are not acceptable for the school or office setting. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "This School "Banned" Teachers From Wearing Capris," 4 Aug. 2017

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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 \
baggier; baggiest

Kids Definition of baggy

: hanging loosely or puffed out like a bag baggy pants

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