Definition of saggy in US English:



  • 1Tending to sink or bulge downward under weight or pressure.

    ‘the saggy mattress groaned under my weight’
    • ‘He is perfectly happy in his saggy old bed.’
    • ‘What's more fun than spending too much money for lousy restaurant food served on saggy paper plates?’
    • ‘He walked under the trees, ducking under some particularly saggy branches, until he came to a ridge.’
    • ‘Some of the easiest problems to fix include gutters sagging from the weight of the ice, stained or saggy ceilings, and loose roof shingles.’
    • ‘Lee removed some nails from one side of the chair's saggiest webbing so we could tighten it.’
    • ‘Every house was full of flaws—leaky roofs, draughty rooms, saggy floors—and memories.’
    • ‘I've only got one pillow, and it's floppy, saggy, and skinny.’
    • ‘Had to spend most of the day lying on a saggy sofa.’
    • ‘Instead, he sits in his saggy armchair all day, and possibly all night, dipping into a bottle of whisky.’
    • ‘Wouldn't heavier wood make the spears saggier?’
    1. 1.1 Hanging down loosely; drooping.
      ‘a facelift can reduce saggy skin and wrinkles’
      ‘saggy jeans’
      • ‘Go from old and saggy to young and pert in just 10 days!’
      • ‘It was just a saggy old cloth cat, but Emily loved him.’
      • ‘Her body was droopy and her eyes saggy.’
      • ‘Shirts hide big bellies, jeans cloak cellulite, bras hold up saggy breasts.’
      • ‘He strode on to the stage in a salmon pink shirt—paunchy and saggier than in his TV pin-up youth, but with the same piercing blue eyes.’
      • ‘They stand there in their saggy Y-fronts thinking they look like Jonny Wilkinson.’
      • ‘Plastic surgeons believe they may have found a better way to beat that most irrepressible sign of early aging—the saggy neck.’
      • ‘Naturally, he paired his lack of shirt with the saggiest trousers man could create.’
      • ‘It gets tricky if you have short legs and also a saggy rear.’
      • ‘Why should we be doomed to grow old, gray, yellow and saggy before we turn to ashes and dust?’