body bag


Definition of body bag

: a large zippered bag (as of rubber or vinyl) in which a human corpse is placed especially for transportation

Examples of body bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rose was wearing a Louis Vuitton cross-body bag strapped over his shoulder, and police told him to leave it in the car, according to a court transcript. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2022 Loeffler Randall just refreshed its sale section with leather pieces so perfect for fall, including this classic (and spacious) cross-body bag. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Aug. 2022 In the photos, Cabello, 25, wore a blue dress adorned with white flowers, a low ponytail, hoop earrings, black sandals and a beige cross-body bag while holding a boxed water in one hand. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 But while Queen Letizia, 49, went without a purse for her outing, Princess Leonor accessorized her look with a cross-body bag. Stephanie Petit,, 27 July 2022 Don't be deceived by the size of this cross-body bag. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 Wearers can enjoy flexibility in style as it can be used as a handheld or cross-body bag. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2022 Princess Anne, meanwhile, opted for a brown-and-white plaid button-up coat dress, paired with black heels that resembled her mother's and a small black cross-body bag with a golden chain. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 July 2022 Morgue workers dressed in white hazmat suits zipped up the body bag containing Volodymyr’s remains and placed him in a coffin that Olga had picked out earlier that morning. Lauren Egan, NBC News, 31 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of body bag

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body bag was in 1947

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9 Sep 2022

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“Body bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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