tote bag


Definition of tote bag 

: a large 2-handled open-topped bag (as of canvas)

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On Earth Day, each guest will receive a free green tote bag. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Here are Earth Day activities happening around the country," 20 Apr. 2018 That first purse, the nylon paper planner, the jacket, and a massive black tote bag with checkered patterning inside. Caroline Rothstein, Marie Claire, "How Kate Spade Got Me Through My Mental Health Struggles," 6 June 2018 Guests heard tropical music, a ukulele player, and early arrivers received special tote bags and were adorned with leis. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Batavia expo offers 'one-stop shop for seniors'," 6 June 2018 Many of the women carry pink or orange tote bags filled with snacks and other basic items provided by the detention centers. Rosa Flores, CNN, "Mom and 4 children forced to separate after seeking asylum in US," 5 June 2018 Uriah Sharp was on the first day of his paper route, with a tote bag full of newspapers and a bottle of Gatorade in hand. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "A Mother Speaks Out After Someone Called the Cops on Her Son, an 11-Year-Old Black Paperboy," 12 July 2018 And if all else fails, there's always swag — free promotional T-shirts, tote bags or doughnuts to excite the crowd. Amy Kaufman,, "Universal rules CinemaCon with 'Jurassic World,' 'Halloween,' Ryan Gosling and Cher," 26 Apr. 2018 The sophisticated, business-friendly look included a deep green top, Givenchy pencil skirt, and tan Strathberry tote bag. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Sleeveless Little Black Dress for Her Third Outfit of the Day," 10 July 2018 Elementary school tote bag sponsors are the Aberdeen IronBirds, Aberdeen Rotary Club, HAR-CO, Harford County Public Library Foundation, Harford Day School and Maryland 529. The Aegis, "Harford 'Libraries Rock!' for summer reading," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of tote bag

1900, in the meaning defined above

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: a large bag used for carrying things

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