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What Is the Origin of Sandbagging?

Back in the Day

    The word ''sandbag'' dates back as far as the 1580s, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and referred merely to a bag filled with sand, often used as a weapon. The noun evolved into a verb around 1887 meaning to attack someone with a sandbag, making a sandbagger a rotten individual who ambushed his victims with that sandbag. In the 1940s, sandbagging meant to hold back from betting at first in hopes of making a greater bet later. The modern meaning of the term took shape around 1970.

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Brooke Julia has been a writer since 2009. Her work has been featured in regional magazines, including "She" and "Hagerstown Magazine," as well as national magazines, including "Pregnancy & Newborn" and "Fit Pregnancy."

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