sleeping bag


Definition of sleeping bag

: a bag that is warmly lined or padded for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

Examples of sleeping bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Hammocks have taken off as a much more viable alternative to sleeping bags in recent years, thanks in no small part to better gear. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up Camp," 2 Apr. 2019 Huddling around the campfire can be a lot of fun, but cold conditions can easily turn dangerous and nothing quite beats crawling inside a warm sleeping bag. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "Winter Camping: How To Get Outdoors When It's Freezing Cold," 14 Feb. 2019 Growth Spurt Worried about buying a youth sleeping bag when your children will just grow out of it in a few years? Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "9 Adorable Youth Sleeping Bags," 22 Jan. 2018 Her Sandy sleeping bag is still in her office, just in case. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Brooklyn Shark Scientist Goes to Bat for Sharks," 13 Aug. 2018 Each backpack was evaluated using the same 35-pound load of overnight gear: sleeping bag and pad, tent, cooking kit, food, clothes, and accessories; then carried it for at least five continuous miles. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Backpacking Packs," 13 July 2018 Any camper who has ever spent a miserable night in a sleeping bag drenched from a leaking tent in a rainstorm (and isn’t that every camper?) knows what this means. Cheryl Strayed, Vogue, "Is Glamping Camping? Wild’s Cheryl Strayed Tackles the Question—in Style," 17 July 2018 Two sisters, burrowing under an unzippered sleeping bag in the back seat of their family car, are speeding off at night on a long drive to their first ocean vacation, one week long. Ellen Handler Spitz, New York Times, "What Should Your Kid Read This Summer? Here Are Three to Start With," 1 June 2018 Krajewski, a good-natured Pole, has on the pope's behalf personally distributed sleeping bags to the Italian capital's homeless and driven poor residents on seaside day trips arranged by the Vatican. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Pope, making new cardinals, hears Iraqi tell of martyrs," 28 June 2018

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

See More

First Known Use of sleeping bag

1850, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sleeping bag

Statistics for sleeping bag

Last Updated

12 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sleeping bag

The first known use of sleeping bag was in 1850

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sleeping bag

sleeping bag


English Language Learners Definition of sleeping bag

: a warm, long bag that is used for sleeping outdoors or in a tent

sleeping bag


Kids Definition of sleeping bag

: a large fabric bag that is warmly lined for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

More from Merriam-Webster on sleeping bag

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sleeping bag

Spanish Central: Translation of sleeping bag

Comments on sleeping bag

What made you want to look up sleeping bag? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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