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)

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In an effort to create a sense of community and familiarity, the stage will be surrounded by chairs, beanbags, and couches where the audience can get comfortable. Zipporah Osei,, "Wellesley College students turn the political personal in new play," 12 Apr. 2018 In each, our daughter has a fuzzy beanbag chair, our middle son maintains towering decks of Magic: The Gathering playing cards, and our youngest keeps plastic crates full of Lego. Tara Conklin, Vogue, "After Divorce, Floating Another Chance at Love," 6 Feb. 2019 Politics ain’t beanbag, but no president has ever ridiculed the losing members of his own party. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Trump Ridicules Republicans," 28 Nov. 2018 This was Hindmarch’s Chubby Cloud—a concept inspired by the cloud motif in her current collections—that was, in truth, an enormous beanbag (the world’s largest, Hindmarch claimed). Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Cloud Installation Was the Most Surprising—And Comfiest—Moment of London Fashion Week," 17 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of beanbag

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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