Bag

1. What does bag mean in the United Kingdom?

£1000

Some people in the United Kingdom use the term bag to refer to £1000. The term is derived from the phrase "bag of sand," which is rhyming slang for "a grand."

What is rhyming slang?

Rhyming slang is a form of slang that is common in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. It involves transforming a common word into a multi-word phrase, the last word of which rhymes with the original word. Then, when using the rhyming phrase to refer to the original word, you must omit the rhyming word, to ensure no one will ever know what the heck you are talking about. This is how "a grand" can become "a bag" (grand → bag of sand → bag).

Example

"You see that bloke what won 100 bags on Countdown last night? Bloody brilliant."

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Last Updated: May 3, 2021

2. What is a bag mean in rap songs?

Success and wealth

Wealthiness, success, or simply a large sum of money may be referred to as a "bag." Rappers often use bag in their songs, sometimes in the phrases "grinding for a bag" or "chasing the bag," which describe hard work to achieve success and get rich.

Various rappers have described monetary success as a bag, including Cardi B, Gucci Mane, and Drake. The term eventually crossed over from the rap community to the broader public in 2020. Now, you may also hear teenagers and young adults use the slang.

For example, your friend might tweet "Rise n grind for that bag!" early in the morning, accompanied by a pic of the sunrise. Or, your brother may post a TikTok about chasing the bag at his job.

Example

"Jerry's all about getting that bag."
"Yeah, he's gotta stop and enjoy his success some time."
Keep grinding and that bag will come

Keep grinding and that bag will come

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Last Updated: January 27, 2022

3. What does Bag stand for?

Busting a gut

An acronym used when a person is laughing; should only be referenced when something is really funny and the person thinks their guts will actually rip open and fall out.

Example

"HAHAHA, OMG PMP BAG!!!!!!"

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Last Updated: April 9, 2014

4. What does Bag stand for?

Big a** grin

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An acronym utilized to describe the huge size of a smile; often used when something funny occurs or when a person is happy.

Example

"I just got my paycheck, BAG."

Jim Carrey as the Grinch in "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

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Last Updated: April 13, 2016

5. What does bag mean?

Base

A term that refers to a baseball base; appears in the two-bagger and three-bagger terms, which stand for double and triple.

Example

"He should have been called safe.
Agreed, I thought he got to the bag first."

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Last Updated: May 20, 2015

Bag definition

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