barf bag

noun

informal
: a waterproof bag into which a person (such an as airplane passenger) who is experiencing nausea can vomit
Nonetheless, he has his face in the barf bag on this ridiculously cramped and bumpy twin-propeller flight from Palm Springs to Los Angeles …Rick Reilly

Examples of barf bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aquarius passed out barf bags to those paying to see Doctor Butcher, Medical Deviate (1983), which was a re-edited version of Marino Girolami’s Zombie Holocaust (1980). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barf bag was in 1964

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“Barf bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barf%20bag. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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