bag lady

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bag lady/man,

a homeless indigent woman or man who carries all personal possessions in a portable container.
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Women don't often share this sense of optimism (hence the bag lady syndrome), Carbobaro writes, and for good reasons.
Clients don't ever want to worry about the potential risks of becoming a bag lady.
Facing hard times after her divorce in 1989, she started the catering company the Bag Lady, with her two teenage sons, making meals that her sons would deliver.
Her characterizations were supported by an intense physicality, as she bounced across the floor in a froglike squat as six-year old Edith Ann, hunched over for Trudy the bag lady, or stood ramrod straight as Mrs.
SHREWSBURY - The battle over a $5 million Proposition 2-1/2 override question has become a Celebrity Death Match pitting the Easter Bunny against an unidentified Bag Lady.
Mugged and left for dead on the rail bed, he is rescued and slowly nursed back to health by a mysterious bag lady.
Also putting in appearances were Tomlin alter egos Judith Beasley, 6-year-old wise child Edith Ann and Trudy the bag lady (lifted directly from Tomlin's ``The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe'') contemplating the benefits of a reality-detached mind and waiting for her extraterrestrial friends.
Kooba a/k/a The Bag Lady, whose handbag are carried by several noted celebrities, signed a five-year, 2,600 s/f lease.
The novel is the last in the author's Johnny Maxwell trilogy which, according to the BBC, follows the adventures of a bag lady who holds the key to time-travelling.
Ken Takahashi's dramatic short, produced at the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa, is the disturbing tale of Gary, a grimy and sad character who brings a bag lady back to his cramped, subterranean apartment for some of the most awkward and decidedly twisted sex in all of Canadian cinema.
It's packed with energy and humour and sees young revellers cavorting naked in a fountain, a bag lady amused by a busker's song and a Union Jack waver using the space as a soap box for gibberish political speeches.
They really got in the spirit of things and went above the beyond the call of duty--especially JT, who pretty much made out with a bag lady to earn his team the big 50.