WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bean•bag  (bēnbag′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Gamesa small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children's games.
  2. Gamesany such game.
  3. any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc.
  4. FurnitureAlso 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.
  • bean + bag 1870–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

beanbag /ˈbiːnˌbæɡ/ n
  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



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