shopping bag


Definition of 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 One was a large shopping bag with handles from McDonald’s. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 13 July 2022 Leather With its shopping bag-like appearance, this tote from Medea is a cheeky play on a leather handbag. Aemilia Madden, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 July 2022 The store employee said the suspect entered the store with an empty shopping bag and proceeded to the dog food aisle. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 The volunteers listened patiently to the pensioner and stuffed a frozen chicken into her shopping bag. New York Times, 31 May 2022 Employees spotted a person putting items in a shopping bag and leaving without purchasing them. Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2022 The sweater found its way from Ms. Miramontes’ shopping bag to a lab and now a lawsuit in federal court in New York. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 3 June 2022 One of her favorites is the whimsical Bunny Williams shopping bag waste bin from Ballard Designs ($179, Sarah Lyon, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 This season, that item is the Icare maxi shopping bag by Saint Laurent, which has also not-so-coincidentally been spotted on the arms of Laura Harrier and Gracie Abrams. ELLE, 12 May 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shopping bag.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shopping bag

1849, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About shopping bag

Time Traveler for shopping bag

Time Traveler

The first known use of shopping bag was in 1849

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near shopping bag


shopping bag

shopping-bag lady

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for shopping bag

Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Shopping bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on shopping bag

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for shopping bag


Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!