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bean bag


noun

  1. a small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children’s games.
  2. any such game.
  3. any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc.
  4. Also called beanbag chair. a large, soft, frameless chair resembling a beanbag, typically a clothlike plastic shell, filled with plastic chips, that molds itself readily to the contours of the occupant.

noun

  1. a small cloth bag filled with dried beans and thrown in games
  2. Also called: sag bag a very large cushion loosely filled with foam rubber or polystyrene granules so that it moulds into a comfortable shape: used as an informal low seat
n.

also bean-bag, 1871 as a device in children’s games, 1969 as a type of chair. From bean (n.) + bag (n.).

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