doggie bag


dog·​gie bag ˈdȯ-gē- How to pronounce doggie bag (audio)
variants or doggy bag
: a container for leftover food to be carried home from a meal eaten at a restaurant

Examples of doggie bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new-ish Aloft Miami Aventura welcomes pups under 40 pounds for no charge and their pet-friendly program offers a special bed, bowl and a comped doggie bag of treats and toys. Angela Caraway-Carlton, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 The two ladies left with a doggie bag, and a waiter changed their tablecloth. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 But be prepared to leave uneaten pieces onboard, as these goodies are made for in-flight enjoyment only—no doggie bags allowed. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 July 2018 In 2016, the government required restaurants that serve more than 150 customers a day to provide doggie bags if requested. Elena Berton, USA TODAY, 2 May 2018 This also denies me the pleasure of a doggie bag to take home for another meal. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, 6 Sep. 2017

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Word History


doggy entry 1; from the presumption that such leftovers are intended for a pet dog

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doggie bag was in 1957

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“Doggie bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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doggie bag

dog·​gie bag
variants or doggy bag
: a container used for carrying home leftover food from a meal eaten at a restaurant
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