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

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Short carried their paperwork (and doggie bags) in an emerald-green sequined backpack., "City Hall weddings: Public displays of devotion," 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, "Yep, In-Flight Cake Deliveries Are a Real Thing," 10 July 2018 With the majority of the box now free, Rasco loaded it with onesies, diapers, doggie bags for dirty diapers and a disposable changing table. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Everywhere Are Obsessed With This Mom's Genius Diaper Bag Trick," 17 Apr. 2017 In 2016, the government required restaurants that serve more than 150 customers a day to provide doggie bags if requested. Elena Berton, USA TODAY, "'Le doggie bag,' s'il vous plaît: French restaurants may have to embrace leftovers," 2 May 2018 This also denies me the pleasure of a doggie bag to take home for another meal. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Just say, ‘no, thanks,’ to friends who want to split entrees," 6 Sep. 2017 This also denies me the pleasure of a doggie bag to take home for another meal. Carolyn Hax,, "Handling friends' pressure to split a meal," 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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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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