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The meaning of "bag lady"

" Bag lady "
Meaning:
A homeless woman, who carries all her possessions in shopping bags.
Example:
It's a shame about Edith. She had a home and family this time last year and now she's divorced and living on the streets as a bag lady.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 1970s.
Where is it used?:
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