Bean bag



a small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children’s games.
any such game.
any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc.
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.
Contemporary Examples

This has occurred with bean bag chairs, children’s sweaters, and the Coco The Monkey Teething Toy.
9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns Cliff Schecter August 27, 2014

Historical Examples

He hands the bean bag to the player next to him, who passes it to his neighbor, and so it is passed up to the head of the line.
Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium Jessie H. Bancroft

One toad stands in the center holding a rope, at the end of which is tied a bean bag.
Games and Play for School Morale Various

If they want to use my name for a bean bag let ’em as long as they do it when I ain’t lookin’.
The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller

The last player in each line runs forward, picks up a bean bag and returns with it to his seat.
Games and Play for School Morale Various

Copenhagen induces a melancholy, and the game of bean bag is unduly exciting.
A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye

Four captains are chosen, who stand in the center, each with a bean bag and facing his corner of players.
Games and Play for School Morale Various

One is teacher and he or she throws a bean bag or soft ball in rotation down the line, the child missing goes to the front.
My Book of Indoor Games Clarence Squareman

At a signal each captain throws his bean bag to each player in his group, who in turn throws it back to the captain.
Games and Play for School Morale Various

The last player in each row runs forward, picks up a bean bag, and returns to his seat.
Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium Jessie H. Bancroft

noun
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans and thrown in games
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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