from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lawyer: so called from the green bag in which barristers carry their books and papers.


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  • They shall jilt every girl in England if they think proper, and serve them right too -- and no pitiful green-bag rascal shall trouble them about such trifles -- right about face -- march "--

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • Gadsboddikins! you puny upstart in the law, to use me so, you green-bag carrier, you murderer of unfortunate causes, the clerk's ink is scarce off of your fingers. "

    A Book About Lawyers


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