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 Families can play a gigantic game of Connect 4, hang out in a pop-up tent or partake in a beanbag toss — all in Barbie pink. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2022 In public documents, the district attorney’s office said cases involve protesters being hit by beanbag rounds and rubber bullets. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 Another $2 million will go to Anthony Evans, whose jaw was fractured by a beanbag round. Teny Sahakian, Fox News, 21 Feb. 2022 Ursula was asleep on a beanbag under an umbrella on a patch of sand, just feet from the public bathrooms on Venice Beach when three LAPD officers shined flashlights on her and told her to move. Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2021 San Diego Police Department unveiled its policy in February, sharing its current stock of military equipment, which includes drones, beanbag shotguns and various rifles. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 Legal representation for the officers and local police unions have claimed that those beanbag rounds were defective. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 23 Feb. 2022 After attempting to hit him by firing a beanbag gun and Tasing him, an officer shot and killed the 32-year-old. Christine Condon,, 3 Dec. 2021 Legal representatives for the officers as well as police union officials have claimed that the less-lethal beanbag rounds used to quell the riot were known by the department to be defective. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beanbag

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of beanbag was in 1861

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29 Apr 2022

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“Beanbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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