bean·​bag | \ ˈbēn-ˌbag How to pronounce beanbag (audio) \

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)

Examples of beanbag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hong Kong’s police have kept a low profile on the streets of this city of 7 million since they were scorned for firing tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbags while also clubbing unarmed demonstrators with batons June 12. David Pierson,, "Thousands of Hong Kong protesters flood the streets again, this time targeting police," 21 June 2019 Chair volleyball is played from 10:15-11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and beanbag baseball is played after lunch at approximately noon Monday through Friday. Arkansas Online, "COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA," 3 Dec. 2019 Lee also covered one eye during his entrance to the tournament, an apparent show of support for a nurse who was hit in the eye with a beanbag during a recent protest in Kowloon. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Magic: The Gathering pro uses win to show Hong Kong protest support," 21 Oct. 2019 Here, beanbags are scattered and sky-blue panels bear a poem opposite a long window engraved with a Babel-like incantation, showing the words peace is power in 24 languages. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "Will MoMA’s New Commissions Make the Museum Modern Again?," 7 Oct. 2019 Officers shot Keith Mattson, 25, with beanbag rounds on Sunday night before arresting him. oregonlive, "Man robs Tigard restaurant with fake gun, police say," 7 Oct. 2019 There will be food trucks, music, an adult beanbag tournament and plenty of other activities. Zekriah Chaudhry, Twin Cities, "Here is where to see fireworks and parades on the Fourth," 27 June 2019 The fight ends when a corrections officer fires a beanbag at the men, striking a rail in from of them. Chris Boyette, CNN, "A prison fight involving Jayme Closs' kidnapper was caught on video surveillance," 19 Nov. 2019 There’s a 6-foot beanbag, there’s a TV, there’s a rocking chair. Rachel Desantis,, "Inside Dollywood's 'Incredible' Calming Room for Children with Autism," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of beanbag

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Dec 2019

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“Beanbag.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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