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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But at the moment of truth, her butt sunk into the beanbag chair, which caused her knees to tuck up into her chest. Karley Sciortino, Vogue, "Is There a “Right” Way to Lose Your Virginity?," 19 Oct. 2018 The Kansas undersheriff who fatally shot a man at close range with a beanbag has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Fox News, "Kansas undersheriff charged in fatal beanbag shooting," 6 Sep. 2018 The new airport in Samara, a gritty industrial city of just over one million on the Volga River, is now filled with colorful fancy beanbags, flat-screen TVs and trendy microbreweries. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "How Russia Gave Itself a Facelift for the World Cup," 4 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. Washington Post, "Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly — for now," 30 June 2018 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

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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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