Definition of doggie bag in English:

doggie bag


  • A bag used by a restaurant customer or party guest to take home leftover food, supposedly for their dog.

    • ‘I get sad when I see restaurants junking tons of perfectly good food every day - I always ask for a doggie bag when I can't finish my meal.’
    • ‘Being practical people, the doggie bags come with the first course.’
    • ‘Order a ‘small,’ split a dish with someone else, or stash half of what you're served in a doggie bag before you start eating.’
    • ‘I put in a few extra goodies on the house, said Kelly with a wink as she handed them their doggie bags.’
    • ‘Anything you don't eat you can always take home in a doggie bag, he added.’
    • ‘Pies consumed and doggie bags filled we got onto the serious part of the night, the drinking, but not before Bobby thanked the sponsor and did the presentation.’
    • ‘I do hope that Bulgaria starts developing the practice of giving doggie bags, for one's uneaten portions.’
    • ‘We were all offered large doggie bags to take home with us.’
    • ‘Otherwise it was great - their cider is the best I've ever had, and I even got a doggie bag for the onion rings.’
    • ‘This dish is not for the timid eater, so bring along a doggie bag for the leftovers.’
    • ‘David, ask for a doggie bag for the kids, we're going.’
    • ‘To my disappointment, despite the large portions, no doggie bags are available.’
    • ‘I had a doggie bag of Chinese food, which I set on the hood of our rental car.’
    • ‘Ask for half of the meal to be placed in a doggie bag before the food is brought to the table.’
    • ‘I asked for a doggie bag for my dinner, earning a glare from the tailored waiter.’
    • ‘Mrs. Shah forced a doggie bag of dry chickpea curry, lemon cashew rice, daal soup and pakoras on me, not that I was an unwilling recipient.’
    • ‘The price is fair, given that you get at least two courses and will be virtually guaranteed of requesting a doggie bag at the end of it.’
    • ‘I figure that we'll just say we went out to get some good food and bring them doggie bags.’
    • ‘My guess is this restaurant will be like the rest - a huge success - with long waits to get in and satisfied guests walking out with doggie bags.’
    • ‘I closed my doggie bag and threw it into the trash a few feet away.’