bag vs pocketbook what difference

what is difference between bag and pocketbook

English

Etymology

From Middle English bagge, borrowed from Old Norse baggi (bag, pack, satchel, bundle), related to Old Norse bǫggr (harm, shame; load, burden), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰak- (compare Welsh baich (load, bundle), Ancient Greek βάσταγμα (bástagma, load)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: băg, IPA(key): /ˈbæɡ/
  • (Southern England, Australia) IPA(key): /ˈbæːɡ/
  • (US, some dialects) IPA(key): /ˈbɛɡ/
  • (US, Upper Midwest) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪɡ/,
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Noun

bag (plural bags)

  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
    Synonyms: (obsolete) poke, sack, tote
    Hyponym: bindle
  2. (informal) A handbag
    Synonyms: handbag, (US) purse
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  5. (slang) One’s preference.
    Synonyms: cup of tea, thing; see also Thesaurus:predilection
  6. (derogatory) An ugly woman.
    Synonyms: dog, hag
  7. (LGBT, slang, US, derogatory) A fellow gay man.
  8. (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
  9. (baseball) First, second, or third base.
  10. (preceded by “the”) A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  11. (mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
    Synonym: multiset
  12. A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
  13. (now historical) A pouch tied behind a man’s head to hold the back-hair of a wig; a bag wig.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. II, ch. 54:
      [H]e had once lost his bag, and a considerable quantity of hair, which had been cut off by some rascal in his passage through Ludgate, during the lord mayor’s procession.
    • 1774, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, 1 December:
      He had on a suit of Manchester velvet, Lined with white satten, a Bag, lace Ruffles, and a very handsome sword which the King had given to him.
  14. The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  15. (slang, vulgar) A scrotum.
  16. (Britain) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  17. (chiefly in the plural) A dark circle under the eye, caused by lack of sleep, drug addiction etc.
  18. (slang) A small envelope that contains drugs, especially narcotics.
  19. (MLE, slang) £1000, a grand.
  20. (informal) A large number or amount.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Korean: (baek)
  • Norwegian: bag

Translations

Verb

bag (third-person singular simple present bags, present participle bagging, simple past and past participle bagged)

  1. To put into a bag.
  2. to take with oneself, to assume into one’s score
    1. (informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
    2. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
    3. (slang, African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
    4. (slang, MLE) To end the being at large of someone, to deprive of someone’s corporeal freedom in the course of a criminal procedure.
      Synonym: nick
  3. (transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.
    • a bee bagged with his honeyed venom
    1. (transitive, medicine) To provide with artificial ventilation via a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
    2. (transitive, medicine) To fit with a bag to collect urine.
      • 1985, Sol S. Zimmerman, Joan Holter Gildea, Critical Care Pediatrics (page 205)
        The patient was bagged for a urine analysis and stat electrolytes were drawn.
  4. to expose exterior shape or physical behaviour resembling that of a bag
    1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) swell or hang down like a full bag.
    2. To hang like an empty bag.
      • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 3,[1]
        […] he was dressed in a badly fitting white drill suit, with trousers bagging concertina-like over clumsy black boots.
      • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island, London: Review, Chapter Eleven, p. 125,[2]
        And this uniform did not even fit me so well. But what is a little bagging on the waist and tightness under the arm when you are a gallant member of the British Royal Air Force?
    3. (nautical, intransitive) To drop away from the correct course.
    4. (obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.
      • Template:R:Warner Albion
        Venus shortly bagged, and ere long was Cupid bread
  5. To forget, ignore, or get rid of.
  6. to show particular puffy emotion
    1. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    2. (slang, African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably.
    3. (Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • -gab-, ABG, AGB, BGA, GAB, GBA, Gab, gab, gab-

Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French bague.

Noun

bag

  1. ring

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • bagu

Etymology

Either of substratum origin or from a Vulgar Latin *begō, from Late Latin bīgō, from Latin bīga. Less likely from Greek βάζω (vázo, put in, set on). May have originally referred to putting animals under a yoke. Compare Romanian băga, bag.

Verb

bag (past participle bãgatã or bãgate)

  1. I put, place, apply.

Related terms

  • bãgari / bãgare
  • bãgat
  • nibãgat

See also

  • pun

Breton

Etymology

Probably tied to Old French bac (flat boat), itself of obscure origin.

Noun

bag f

  1. boat

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bak n (back), from Proto-Germanic *baką, cognate with Norwegian bak, Swedish bak, English back. The preposition is a shortening of Old Norse á bak (on the back of), compare English back from aback, from Old English onbæc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ], [ˈpɛˀ(j)], (as a preposition or adverb always) IPA(key): [ˈb̥æˀ], [ˈpɛˀ]

Noun

bag c (singular definite bagen, plural indefinite bage)

  1. (anatomy) behind, bottom, butt, buttocks
  2. seat (part of clothing)
Inflection
Synonyms
  • (behind): bagdel, ende, røv (informal)
  • (seat): buksebag

Preposition

bag

  1. behind

Adverb

bag

  1. behind

Etymology 2

From the verb to bake

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ]

Noun

bag n (singular definite baget, plural indefinite bage)

  1. (rare) pastry
    Synonym: bagværk
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ]

Verb

bag

  1. imperative of bage

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French bague (ring).

Noun

bag

  1. ring

Meriam

Noun

bag

  1. cheek

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • bagg

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bæɡ/

Noun

bag m (definite singular bagen, indefinite plural bager, definite plural bagene)

  1. A purse more or less similar to a bag or sack.
  2. (on a baby carriage) a detachable part of the carriage to lie on.

References

  • “bag” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • bagg

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi. Doublet of bagge.

Noun

bag m (definite singular bagen, indefinite plural bagar, definite plural bagane)

  1. A purse more or less similar to a bag or sack.
  2. (on a baby carriage) a detachable part of the carriage to lie on.

References

  • “bag” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Frisian

Alternative forms

  • bāch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *baugaz (ring) Cognate to Old English bēag

Noun

bāg m

  1. a ring

Inflection


Rohingya

Etymology

From Magadhi Prakrit [Term?], from Sanskrit व्याघ्र (vyāghra).

Noun

bag

  1. tiger

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [baɡ]

Verb

bag

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of băga

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi.

Noun

bag c

  1. A kind of large bag; a duffel bag

Declension


Tagalog

Etymology

From English bag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɡ/, [bɐɡ]

Noun

bag

  1. ladies’ bag; handbag
  2. paper or cloth bag
    Synonym: supot
  3. jute sack (for grains, cereals, etc.)
    Synonyms: sako, kustal

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From Meriam bag.

Noun

bag

  1. (anatomy, eastern dialect) cheek

Synonyms

  • masa (western dialect)

Turkmen

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bag (definite accusative bagy, plural baglar)

  1. garden

Welsh

Etymology

From English bag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɡ/

Noun

bag m (plural bagiau)

  1. bag

Mutation

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bag”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /paːk˧/
  • Tone numbers: bag8
  • Hyphenation: bag

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From Proto-Tai *bra:kD?”)

Verb

bag (Sawndip forms ???? or or or or ???? or ???? or or ???? or ???? or ⿱拍刀 or ???? or ???? or ⿰扌劈 or , old orthography bag)

  1. to chop; to split
  2. (of lightning) to strike
  3. to dive; to swoop down
  4. to divide
  5. to cut across

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bag (Sawndip forms ???? or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. mental illness

Adjective

bag (Sawndip forms ???? or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. crazy; mad; insane
    Synonym: vangh
Descendants
  • mabag

Verb

bag (Sawndip forms ???? or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. to become crazy; to go mad; to go nuts
    Synonym: vangh


English

Alternative forms

  • pocket-book, pocket book

Etymology

From pocket +‎ book, popularized in its sense as a paperback by the success of Pocket Books in the United States after its 1939 launch.

Noun

pocketbook (plural pocketbooks)

  1. (US) A woman’s purse.
  2. (dated) A wallet for paper money.
  3. (figuratively) One’s personal budget or economic capacity – the amount one can afford.
  4. (uncommon) A small book, particularly (US) a paperback or (Britain) notebook able to fit into a pocket.

Translations

Derived terms

  • pocketbook issue

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