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Succeed in securing (something) for oneself.‘I'd managed to bagsy the front seat’
- ‘Mine's a pint of vodka, and bagsy the first ambulance.’
- ‘This isn't the first time Louis has attempted to bagsy this particular badge.’
- ‘I'd managed to 'bagsy' the front seat!’
- ‘Up against the wall with the lot of them, and bagsy first go on the machinegun.’
- ‘I'm thinking of bunk beds and bagsy the top one!’
- ‘And then the people who didn't have the foresight to bagsy a place arrive late and insist in guilt-stricken tones than everyone must move up and be squashed for them.’
1950s: representing a pronunciation of bags I.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.