doggie bag

dog·​gie bag | \ ˈdȯ-gē- How to pronounce doggie bag (audio) \
variants: or doggy bag

Definition of doggie 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 Handler demonstrated how to make substitute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the absence of the real thing by substituting hand sanitizer for alcohol, gloves for doggie bags and masks for bras. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2020 Short carried their paperwork (and doggie bags) in an emerald-green sequined backpack., 7 June 2019 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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First Known Use of doggie bag

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doggie bag

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

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The first known use of doggie bag was in 1957

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“Doggie bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of doggie bag

: a bag that is used for carrying home food that is left over from a meal eaten at a restaurant


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