Meaning of bumbag in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌmbaɡ/

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informal British
  • A small pouch on a belt, for money and small articles, worn round the waist or hips.

    North American term fanny pack

    • ‘I don't like bumbags and money belts are a great alternative.’
    • ‘He finished 29th out of 72 runners in 65.34 which, since earlier he appeared to be struggling to clip his bumbag round his expanded waist, did not displease him.’
    • ‘Wouldn't you check that you had put it in your handbag / bumbag / jacket pocket/flight bag etc. together with your money/travellers cheques/medical insurance/flight tickets before you left home?’
    • ‘Mobility is the key to success, your rod and reel, a bumbag or small knapsack with a few lures, a Mars bar, a water bottle and a torch is all you need to enjoy those early morning hours before the world is awake.’
    • ‘We must have been approaching 50 or 60 km/h when I felt a pair of little hands clutching at my bumbag.’
    • ‘The Nightingale School pupil has to wear a bumbag containing a special drug which is fed into her system everyday to prevent her having an iron overload in her blood.’
    • ‘Adams was wearing a bumbag containing £162 in cash and several scantily-clad women were in the same room.’
    • ‘Make yourself comfortable when walking, take just the minimum of gear in a good bumbag with a Mars bar and a flask of fruit juice so that the walking is easy, the fresh salt air is just great and the exercise does you good.’
    • ‘In America, looking like a trashy skank does not mean you don't have a bit of cash in your bumbag.’
    • ‘My mum carries the kitchen sink wherever she goes and that is why she is such a bad rider: because she feels the need to carry our house in her bumbag which is very heavy and she is always off balance because of it!’
    • ‘In today's parlance, it looks like a bumbag that's been shifted north.’
    • ‘He has a loudspeaker in a bumbag and a microphone on his helmet and he essentially just calls to me where to go.’
    • ‘The tracksuit bottoms, white sneakers and bumbag suggest jock, while the glasses and near-mullet hairstyle scream geek.’
    handbag, shoulder bag, clutch bag, evening bag, pochette