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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

BAGGIE, n.1, dim., and adj.

1. n.

(1) “The belly, stomach. From its being bagged or crammed with food” (Jam.5).Slg. 1842 Children in Mines Report II. 487:
What is the use of getting fine clothing cheap if our baggies be empty?
Ayr. 1786 Burns The Auld Farmer's Salutation (Cent. ed.) i.:
Hae, there's a ripp to thy auld baggie.

(2) A big-bellied person.Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 38:
Baggie, a person with a big belly.

2. adj. Big-bellied.Sc. 1856 A. Henderson Pop. Rhymes 77:
So said Tam o' Crumstane, unbousome and baggie.

3. Comb.: baggie-pudden, “mealie-pudding; entrails of a pig stuffed with meal and fat” (Ayr.2 1932).

[Derivative of Bag, n., 3.]

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