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Bag Man

Informal; pejorative.

1. A person who collects funds on behalf of a political candidate or organization. Campaign finance laws limit the amount of funds a bag man may collect from one person or interest group.

2. A person who collects funds on behalf of a family or other unit of organized crime in exchange for protection. The bag man may also pay bribes to government officials.

3. An IRS agent.
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Bagman for White Rose Morris Men, Andrew Titley, said they'd had a fabulous weekend.
The Aussie has a four-shot lead going into today's final round but insists he will cope with the nerves of trying to close out his first Major with the advice of experienced bagman Steve Williams.
Early on the morning of the second day, regular bagman John McLaren received a call from his wife telling him she had gone into labour with his first child.
Early on the morning of the second day regular bagman John McLaren received a call from his wife telling him she had gone into labour with his first child.
Woods is 11-1 second favourite to lift the trophy with Adam Scott and his loudmouth bagman Williams 8-1 market leader in a tournament which bookies expected to revolve around the big two.
It was recently reported in the media that Woods is set to say goodbye to his longtime Auckland bagman.
Bagman was a big hit among children who turned up to the launch of a campaign to stop people wasting carrier bags.
NAOMI Campbell has apologised to New York cop John Fitzgerald - who's been nick-named The Bagman - after she forced him to carry her handbag while she supposedly cleaned floors and toilets as part of her community service.
In addition, a more specific and firmer rebuttal of Boyes's assertion that Rolf Gardiner was 'chief theoretician and moving spirit behind the exclusively male Morris Ring is in founder bagman of the Morris Ring, Walter Abson's letter in English Dance & Song, 59.
GOLF journalist and broadcaster Norman Dabell has updated his `Winning the Open - The Caddies' Stories' to includelast year's march to the Auld Claret Jug by South African Ernie Els and his trusty bagman Ricci Roberts.
Colin Montgomerie has poached Philip Price's experienced bagman Andy Prodger without informing the Welshman.
ALE AND HEARTY: "Green Man" Barry Patterson, (above left), of Earlsdon, drums out the evil spirits, John Edwards (top right), bagman of the Alvechurch Morris, goes a-wassailing, and Plum Jerkum spook the spooks (right and left).