a bag lady

a bag lady

A homeless woman who carries all of her personal belongings with her in bags. When the young boy noticed a bag lady rifling through the garbage can looking for something to eat, he immediately offered to give her his sandwich.
See also: bag, lady

a bag lady

a woman who has no home and carries everything she owns around with her in plastic bags Did you see that bag lady looking through the rubbish at the side of the road?
See also: bag, lady
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A bag lady, who calls herself crazy, is their guide.