shopping bag


: a bag (as of strong paper) that has handles and is intended for carrying purchases

Examples of shopping bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lizzo was loaded down with two large shopping bags — though that didn't stop her from also carrying a glass of sparkling wine and a teeny-tiny Chanel purse with a chain strap in her right hand. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 In 2014, California was the first state to adopt a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, and most grocery stores started to use thicker bags that are supposed to be recyclable. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023 Miles showed up at DeSoto high school with more shopping bags in hand for Valaud and words of encouragement for his teammates. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2023 Throughout the music video, Gunna flaunts luxury shopping bags and dedicated groupies alike, leaning into to triumphant tone of the video. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 2 Aug. 2023 Giant Eagle has eliminated the five-cent charge for paper shopping bags at its 24 Cuyahoga County Giant Eagle and Market District locations. Marc Bona, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 In the hours before the concert began, thousands of eager fans flooded the stadium wearing outfits inspired by the album—sequined cowboy hats, black bodysuits, leather pants, and no shortage of silver Telfar shopping bags. Juliana Ukiomogbe, ELLE, 31 July 2023 The first 100 ticket holders receive a free shopping bag. Jdumound, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2023 If you're headed out to Publix, don't forget your shopping bags – and leave the pup at home. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shopping bag was in 1849

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“Shopping bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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