Definitions for grab bag

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grab′ bag`(n.)

  1. a bag or container from which a person, as at a party, draws a gift without knowing what it is.

  2. any miscellaneous collection.

Origin of grab bag:

1850–55, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grab bag(noun)

    an assortment of miscellaneous items

  2. grab bag(noun)

    a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents


  1. grab bag(Noun)

    a gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made

  2. grab bag(Noun)

    any random assortment, selection or possibility

  3. Origin: From grab + bag.


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