grab bag

noun
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of grab bag

1 : a receptacle (such as a bag) containing small articles which are to be drawn (as at a party or fair) without being seen
2 : a miscellaneous collection : potpourri

Examples of grab bag in a Sentence

  1. Congress has proposed a grab bag of tax cuts.

  2. the festival featured a grab bag of independent films from widely disparate genres

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First Known Use of grab bag

1855

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GRAB BAG Defined for English Language Learners

grab bag

Definition of grab bag for English Language Learners

  • : a bag that holds many small gifts and that you reach into in order to pull one out without knowing what it is

  • : a group or mixture of different things



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