Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A container filled with articles, such as party gifts, to be drawn unseen.
  • n. Slang A miscellaneous collection: The meeting evolved into a grab bag of petty complaints.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made
  • n. any random assortment, selection or possibility

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a small sum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bag containing articles to be obtained by thrusting the hand within and seizing one, the privilege of doing so being previously bought, a common money-getting device at charitable fairs; figuratively, any unscrupulous device for gain or spoils, into which the element of uncertainty enters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a container from which a person draws a wrapped item at random without knowing the contents
  • n. an assortment of miscellaneous items

Etymologies

From grab + bag. (Wiktionary)

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