messenger bag


Definition of messenger bag

: a rectangular bag that is large enough to carry papers, books, etc., and that usually has a wide shoulder strap and a flap that typically covers the opening and much or all of the front of the bag Instead, the Oaklander bought a messenger bag … . After being popularized and perfected during the golden era of bike messengers, the one-strap, one-flap, over-the-shoulder bag has become ubiquitous.— Maghan McDowell

Examples of messenger bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oliver joined him at the office and rode shotgun in the car and in O'Brien's messenger bag. Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, "He lost his emotional support animal and found a community ready to support him," 31 Aug. 2020 DIY Jim Halpert Costume Stay true to Jim's simple style, including a classic tie and messenger bag. Tiffany Reid, Good Housekeeping, "'The Office' Cast Costume Ideas That Let You Channel Your Favorite Dunder Mifflin Employee," 7 July 2020 The Game of Thrones actress wore a pair of gray biker shorts, a white graphic T-shirt, a black messenger bag, and matching slides. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Wore Matching Outfits on an Ice Cream Run," 22 June 2020 The bag is insulated with a lining that helps keep food cool with the aid of an ice pack, and can be slung over your shoulder or worn like a messenger bag. Popular Science, "Four lunch bags that will inspire you to take a proper midday break," 3 June 2020 In addition to the handbags, there will also be a selection of wallets, belts, scarves, briefcases, backpacks, messenger bags, duffles and bracelets, and some of the items are intended for men. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Fashion alert: 250 luxury vintage handbags to be auctioned," 20 Jan. 2020 One of Byland’s newest leather products is a messenger bag. Eric Dusenbery, al, "Meet 5 Alabama artists embracing tactile arts in a digital world," 23 Dec. 2019 The man, a resident of Poland, Maine, had the gun tucked in the outer pocket of a black canvas messenger bag., "Security officials stopped a man from flying with a loaded gun in his messenger bag at Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine, on Tuesday afternoon. The man said he forgot he was carrying it, the Transportation Security Administration said.," 11 Dec. 2019 This classic messenger bag has the same leather look as the ONA sling, but comes in a much larger size. Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Stylish Camera Bags for Travel," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of messenger bag

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Messenger bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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