The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of sand bag

sand bag

  • to malinger or shirk responsibility.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Dr. A. on Jun 24 2008.


  • To take someone unawares. To stop his progress, and to interfere with his intended goal.

    Last edited on Jun 26 2012. Submitted by syzygysb from Santa Barbara, CA, USA on Jun 26 2012.

  • A cycling slang term. When a bicycle racer capable of winning category I and II races enters into an easier category such as III or IV, that he is certain to win. This is known as "sandbagging."

    Last edited on Jun 27 2012. Submitted by syzygysb from Santa Barbara, CA, USA on Jun 27 2012.

  • In vaudeville and theater days, large back drops were counter weighted on rope pulley systems. Sometimes by accident or on purpose these large sandbags would come crashing down on an actors while on stage, totally completely taking him out totally unawares, or blind sided. The term refers to anyone completely and totally stopped by some means that they never saw coming.

    Last edited on Sep 01 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 01 2013.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

None found.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'bag':

Definitions include: better than all that.
Definitions include: the best.
Definitions include: a general insult.
Definitions include: to lie to; deceive.
Definitions include: a female who is in a relationship only for illegal powdered drugs (e.g. cocaine,) which is often stored in a small bag.
Definitions include: when French fries are in a container that is in a bag, those French fries that fall out of the container and settle at the bottom of the bag.
Definitions include: a person who is so ugly that one would have to put a bag over their head (so as to hide their face) before considering having intercourse with them.
Definitions include: a female who does sexual favors as payment instead of cash to obtain drugs or get a bag/sack of her own.
Definitions include: a homeless woman.
Definitions include: noun, means a sack lunch.
Definitions include: an extremely skinny person.
Definitions include: a despicable person.
Definitions include: something displeasing.
Definitions include: a person who is a source of constant surprise.
Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".

Other terms relating to 'sand':

Definitions include: to bring an object to a place that already has many of that object.
Definitions include: to establish a limit.
Definitions include: to be upset.
Definitions include: to ignore the truth.
Definitions include: to be mean to someone.
Definitions include: a dismissive retort; "screw off".
Definitions include: to ignore reality.
Definitions include: to have the balls; to be strong willed enough; to have the mindset to be able to do something dangerous.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(5)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(4)  
Have never heard it(3)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 5 votes: 14%  (See the most vulgar words.)

Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)

Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.

Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="">sand bag</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[ sand bag]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.