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 Premium beanbag loungers are filled with compressed or shredded foam. Sian Babish,, "The best beanbag lounger," 23 Feb. 2021 Officer Ryan Lewton, trying to get Campbell to put his hands in the air, fired six beanbag rounds at him. oregonlive, "Portland police shooting of Aaron Campbell in 2010 under scrutiny by international commission," 20 Jan. 2021 After police shot him with a beanbag gun and a firearm, the man, identified as 26-year-old Antonio Estrada, struggled for another eight minutes before he was taken into custody. Megan Cassidy,, "Video shows man holding knife charged an S.F. officer before police discharged weapons," 24 Nov. 2020 Furcron, who had just turned her cellphone camera on herself, collapsed, the beanbag round lodged in her forehead. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Woman shot with police beanbag round during La Mesa protest sues the officer who shot her," 14 Dec. 2020 Officers fired beanbag rounds and used a police dog to detain her, police said. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego police use beanbag rounds, police dog to arrest woman suspected of stabbing man," 8 Dec. 2020 An extended bit of business of her struggling to sit in an oversized beanbag chair may be the funniest thing in the movie. Mark Olsen, Detroit Free Press, "‘Superintelligence’ is little more than average," 26 Nov. 2020 Near the scene of Tuesday’s shooting — in which officers fired beanbag rounds, tasers, and bullets — the protesters held a moment of silence for the injured man, 26, who has not yet been identified by police., "Protesters gather at scene where S.F. officers shot man with knife," 19 Nov. 2020 During the May 30 protest, the event became confrontational in front of the city’s police station, and police deployed tear gas and fired beanbag rounds to disperse the crowd. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two arrested, suspected of setting bank on fire during May riot in La Mesa," 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of beanbag

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Feb 2021

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“Beanbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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