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Bag lady

a homeless woman who lives and sleeps on city streets or in public places, often keeping all her belongings with her in shopping bags.
Contemporary Examples

From The bag lady Papers by Alexandra Penney Copyright (c) 2010.
The Bag Lady Writes a Book Alexandra Penney February 18, 2010

The Daily Pic: In “bag lady in Flight”, one of L.A.’s great artists brought the street inside.
David Hammons Takes Off Blake Gopnik January 1, 2013

I landed a book deal for The bag lady Papers, which began on The Daily Beast.
The Bag Lady Photos Alexandra Penney February 12, 2010

The invitation was mailed before I became a bag lady or, as I also am known, person of reduced circumstances (PoRC).
The Bag Lady’s Papers, Part III Alexandra Penney January 5, 2009

Her new book, The bag lady Papers, comes out in February from Hyperion.
Fantasy Shopper Alexandra Penney December 9, 2009

Speaking of money, let me say one thing with the clarity of a Harry Winston diamond: I am not a bag lady.
The Bag Lady Papers, Part V Alexandra Penney February 4, 2009

A year ago, Bernie Madoff wiped out Alexandra Penney—whose new book, The bag lady Papers, comes out in February from Hyperion.
Fantasy Shopper Alexandra Penney December 9, 2009

I had no idea I was going to be drinking out of a paper bag with a bag lady.
Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy on the Glory Days of ‘Dallas’ Maria Elena Fernandez June 12, 2012

Alexandra Penney, author of ‘The bag lady Papers,’ watches ‘Chasing Madoff’ and gives it a thumbs up.
Madoff Victim Reviews New Madoff Doc Alexandra Penney August 25, 2011

a woman who is homeless and wanders city streets with all her possessions in shopping bags Also called (in full) shopping bag lady

noun phrase

A woman who goes about the streets collecting discarded objects and taking them home in shopping bags: a bag lady whose tiny room was crammed with garbage (1970s+)
A homeless woman, often elderly, who lives in public places and carries her possessions in shopping bags: bag ladies, the Big Apple’s discarded, homeless women


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