bag lady

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bag lady a homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bags
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Usage

In literature:

We also made jelly bags for sale, many ladies not having the right thickness of cloth in the house at jelly-making time.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Jim Langham gave evidence; and Lady Douglass, when her turn came, suggested the key had been placed in her bag by Miss Loriner.
"Love at Paddington" by W. Pett Ridge
That pickpocket stole a lady's purse, and here's the empty bag he left in the kid's hands.
"Sunny Boy in the Big City" by Ramy Allison White
Here the strange lady stopped, and opening her bag, she drew forth some black garments.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Then, in the heavily laden boat, with the Turkish lady and the bags and the bundles, we start for the distant shore.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
She tries to secure the young lady's bag; she meets her as though by appointment; and she meets our quarry, too.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
These he gathered up and gave to the lady who put them carefully into her bag and then went away.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
Mother was making the lavender bags in the storeroom, wouldn't the young ladies step in?
"Two Maiden Aunts" by Mary H. Debenham
Since then, the lady invented also a machine to fold paper bags, that does the work of 30 persons.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
In it Mr. Magee placed the large lady and the bags.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
Do you really want a bag, lady?
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
A search in pockets and bags accordingly ensued, until one lady called out that her purse was gone.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
Lady Dashwood took the notes and put them into her bag, and then waited a moment.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
Then provide a small bag, with five or six divisions, like a lady's work-bag, but smaller.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
And all the ladies carried silver chain purses or bags.
"Dorothy's Tour" by Evelyn Raymond
It will go into even a boy's pocket or a lady's hand-bag.
"Premo Cameras, 1914." by Canadian Kodak Company
The concierge of the Hotel Victoria took my bag and pointed me out to a diminutive young lady who was standing near.
"Windyridge" by W. Riley
Mazzani and I bag the pretty lady.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
I didn't see a thing of Billings, but the chauffeur jumped to the ground and received the ladies and their bags.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
There was a slight transformation in the lady whose dressing bag had aided, evidently, a brisk toilet.
"The Sentimental Adventures of Jimmy Bulstrode" by Marie Van Vorst
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In news:

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a woman, dubbed the " Bag Lady Bandit," suspected of at least four bank robberies.
Even though she saw him leave, a neighbor lady and her two little girls walked across the street to deliver a bag of freshly-baked homemade cookies.
SB's 'bag lady' targets dry cleaner plastic covers.
I eased up to a gentleman who was bagging the women's fillets and whispered, "Those ladies are amazing.".
One person was positive the woman was the well-dressed bag lady who used to frequent a Pathmark supermarket near the Woodbridge Center mall.
"I think it'll go on until they're old bag ladies".
Lady Warriors bag PVC triangular.
The Lady-Who-Lunches (at Her Desk) Bag.
The bag illustrated here, called Like a Lady 2, is by Laura Lee Williams of Laura Lee Designs.
Bag Lady loves her shoes.
Anna Nicole Smith, bag lady.
A Burmese woman holds counterfeit Chinese made luxury brand ladies bags at an outdoor market in the Golden Triangle, situated along the Thai- Burma border on November 12, 2012 in Tachiliek, Myanmar.
"Laughter" is what the self proclaimed "bag ladies" enjoy most about making the sleeping mats.
Toni Braxton attends Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Toni Braxton attends the 10th Annual Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
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