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Someone who brings in their own packed lunch (e.g., in a brown paper bag), as for work or school. The brown baggers of the office always go out to the park to eat on nice days.
1. In baseball, a hit of the ball that results in the batter being able to reach second base. That double-bagger from Mitchelson puts his team within striking distance of a victory here today.
2. A particularly ugly person, i.e., one who would need to wear two bags over their head in order to conceal such ugliness. She had a few too many drinks and ended up going home with some double-bagger who'd been leering at her all night at the bar. I know I'm not the prettiest person in the world, but I'm no double-bagger or anything.
slang In baseball, a home run (as it causes one to touch all four "bags," or bases). Scotty just hit a four-bagger and gave us a one-run lead!
1. A boat that is messy and disorganized, often due to neglect. No, I refuse to sail on a rag bagger like that. Do you have any better options?
2. Someone who sails on such a boat. I'm no rag bagger—I keep my vessels nice and neat.
1. In baseball, a hit of the ball that results in the batter being able to reach third base. A triple-bagger from Michelson puts his team within striking distance of a victory here today.
2. A hideously ugly person, i.e., one who would need to wear three bags over their head in order to conceal such ugliness. She had a few too many drinks and ended up going home with some triple-bagger who'd been leering at her all night at the bar. I know I'm not the prettiest person in the world, but I'm no triple-bagger or anything.
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A person who brings his or her own supplies, as in The architects of the new office designed a space for brown baggers to eat lunch. The term originated in the 1930s in Britain for very serious students who carried their books about with them in brown briefcases or bags. That usage crossed the Atlantic within a few decades. However, in America from the 1960s on, it has primarily been used for persons who brought their own liquor in a brown paper bag, either legitimately or surreptitiously, to a public place or restaurant not licensed to sell it, or for those who took their lunch to work.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. n. a hit good for two bases in baseball. Wilbur hit a nice double-bagger in the top of the fourth.
n. a home run in baseball. Wilbur hit his third four-bagger of the season.
1. and triple n. a hit in baseball that gets the batter to third base. Wilbur connected for another triple-bagger in the fifth.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.