Meaning of bag woman in English:

bag woman

Pronunciation /ˈbaɡ ˌwʊmən/


  • 1US A woman who collects or distributes the proceeds of illicit activities; a woman who organizes bribes for the police, civil authorities, etc.

  • 2A homeless woman who carries her personal possessions in bags.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From bag + woman, in senses 1 and 2 after bagman.