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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Lipa donned a full Vaquera set, comprised of a floral-patterned vest (which Lipa fashions into a crop top of sorts), baggy high-waist pants, and a matching tie. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa’s Latest Outfit Is Straight Out of Your Grandma’s Living Room," 20 June 2018 Upon her release, the actress was accompanied by attorney William Haney and wore an oversized gray hoodie and baggy pajama pants and sneakers, according to footage of her exit reviewed by PEOPLE. Alexia Fernandez,, "Heather Locklear Hospitalized Following a Possible Overdose Hours After Release from Jail," 25 June 2018 At this point singer Rivers Cuomo has mastered his hipster dad swag, clad in a brown vest, baggy tan pants, a maroon tie and a shaggy beard. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Weezer Performs Viral Hit 'Africa' On 'Jimmy Kimmel' With Cameo From Toto's Steve Porcaro: Watch," 13 June 2018 Reformers had been calling for more sensible clothing for women since the 1850s, when the newspaper editor Amelia Bloomer wore the baggy trousers that critics named after her, but rational arguments hadn’t made much headway. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 While the gown looked slightly baggy on the Duchess, the floaty fabric, and her matching fascinator, created the perfect outfit for the summer nuptials. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Wore a Flawless Oscar de la Renta Wrap Dress to Princess Diana's Niece's Wedding," 17 June 2018 Bieber kept things casual with a FRAME stripped T-shirt and baggy shorts from Vous while bringing out his current favorite footwear: neon shower shoes worn with black socks. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Ease Into a Comfort Zone With Couple Style," 11 July 2018 West, 41, also opted for a low-key look, wearing a baggy T-shirt with a pair of loose-fitting pants and sneakers. Maria Pasquini,, "Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Return from Lakeside Getaway for 'Happy' Date Night in Malibu: Source," 7 July 2018 Salemme’s baggy suits hang on his frail frame, and gray wisps that are slicked back over his balding head replace his brown curls. Washington Post, "The last Mafioso? ‘Cadillac Frank’ trial shows mob’s decline," 17 June 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 \
baggier; baggiest

Kids Definition of baggy

: hanging loosely or puffed out like a bag baggy pants

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