garment bag

noun

Definition of garment bag

: a bag used by travelers that folds in half and has a center handle for easy carrying

Examples of garment bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Glasers, in the video call, determine the measurements of the traveler’s suit, which dictates the dimensions of the garment bag. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "For frequent travelers ready to get back on board, dialing in your luggage is key," 13 June 2020 One of the larger bags on the shelf was a fold-up garment bag. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "For frequent travelers ready to get back on board, dialing in your luggage is key," 13 June 2020 The $1,500 wedding dress remains in the garment bag, waiting for alterations one day and maybe a big anniversary party a year from now. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan couple lost thousands in deposits, fees for spoiled dream wedding," 4 June 2020 The service ships items in reusable garment bags and encourages customers to return all plastic hangers and dry cleaning bags for reuse and eventual recycling. Elizabeth Wolfe, NBC News, "Clothing subscription boxes and sustainability: What to know," 11 May 2020 Leela draped the garment bag over a chair, smoothed her already smooth hair, and took a seat, crossing her legs and smiling at me brightly. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Preview Jennifer Weiner's Big Summer, the newest novel from the queen of beach reads," 5 May 2020 The last piece in the garment bag was a swimsuit called the Darcy. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Preview Jennifer Weiner's Big Summer, the newest novel from the queen of beach reads," 5 May 2020 There are also exemptions for bags sold in bulk, such as trash bags, as well as garment bags and those given for carryout orders at restaurants. USA TODAY, "Mormon crickets, luchador grackle, buried treasure: News from around our 50 states," 3 Mar. 2020 And as regular users know, Rent the Runway offers reusable garment bags and provides high-quality pieces that are designed for longevity and multiple wears. Madison Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rent the Runway's Hotel Delivery Option Will Help You Pack Less," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of garment bag

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garment bag was in 1927

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4 Jul 2020

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“Garment bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garment%20bag. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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garment bag

noun

English Language Learners Definition of garment bag

: a bag that folds in half and is used to carry suits and dresses when you are traveling

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