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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.
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a ˈbag lady

(informal) a woman who has no home and who walks around carrying her possessions with her
See also: bag, lady
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But if this is style, it is clearly bag lady inspired.
I wanted to call out "stop, thief," but I thought that might make me look a bit daft and I didn't want to draw attention to myself like that red-faced banshee of a bag lady careering haphazardly down the high street towards me.
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