beanbag

noun
bean·bag | \ˈbēn-ˌbag \

Definition of beanbag 

1 : a cloth bag partially filled typically with dried beans and used as a toy

2 : any of various pellet-filled bags used as furniture (such as a chair) or household articles (such as an ashtray base)

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This is where Google executives send their children to learn how to knit, write with chalk on blackboards, practice new words by playing catch with a beanbag and fractions by cutting up quesadillas and apples. Gal Beckerman, New York Times, "What Silicon Valley Could Use More Of: Inefficiency," 4 June 2018 While World Cup fans pack the St. Petersburg Stadium fantasizing of soccer victory, Pyotr Voskresensky and fellow gay rights activists follow the matches in a quiet gallery across town decorated with beanbags and astroturf. Washington Post, "Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly — for now," 30 June 2018 While World Cup fans pack the St. Petersburg Stadium fantasizing of soccer victory, Pyotr Voskresensky and fellow gay rights activists follow the matches in a quiet gallery across town decorated with beanbags and astroturf. Washington Post, "Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly — for now," 30 June 2018 One Grandview officer fired two non-lethal beanbag rounds at the man. Joe Robertson And Ian Cummings, kansascity, "Grandview officer shoots, kills 60-year-old man who charged police with two swords," 1 July 2018 While World Cup fans pack the St. Petersburg Stadium fantasizing of soccer victory, Pyotr Voskresensky and fellow gay rights activists follow the matches in a quiet gallery across town decorated with beanbags and astroturf. Angela Charlton, chicagotribune.com, "Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly — for now," 29 June 2018 Even little additions, like giant soccer beanbags at the airport in Rostov where fans could be found sleeping in the wee hours of the morning before their flights, have been appreciated by the visitors. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "How Russia Gave Itself a Facelift for the World Cup," 4 July 2018 Thurmond greeted her with a smile, leading two of her boys to a beanbag toss in the center of the basketball court. Ben Austen, The New Republic, "How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality," 21 June 2018 Tickets are $15 each for general admission, $9.99 each for a family pack of four or more and $49.99 for a VIP package including two admissions, express entry, reserved seating and use of a plush jumbo beanbag. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Around Town: Laguna Beach streets to be filled with music at 11th Fete de la Musique," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of beanbag

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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beanbag

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beanbag

: a small cloth bag that is filled with dried beans or small pieces of another material and used as a toy

: a large bag that is filled with small round pieces of material and used as a soft chair

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