bum bag

noun \ˈbəm-ˌbag\
variants: less commonly

bumbag

\ˈbəm-ˌbag\

Definition of bum bag

plural

bum bags

also

bumbags

British

  1. :  fanny pack Modern Middle England … is a place where … respectable old-age pensioners wear baseball caps and bum bags to go shopping, where trams are coming back and high-rise housing is going out. — Rosemary Hill, The Times Literary Supplement, 5 Nov. 1999

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First Known Use of bum bag

1951


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