Bag Man

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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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But he's coming in for plenty of earache off the course too because THREE of the four Scots bag men are Celtic fans who are loving it that Monty's idols Rangers are toiling.
He said: "Someone who's really big after games is Christy Moore, especially if our bag men, Johnny O'Hagan or Paddy O'Reilly, of the older generation, get their hands on the iPod.
With air fares costing around pounds 825 and caddies' fees set at pounds 835, a handful of bag men who are taking their wives - including Colin Montgomerie's Alastair McLean - will be basically working for nothing.
But the current European bag men are also ready to play their vocal part in winning back the Ryder Cup.
Rich Americans are hiring the young beauties to caddie for them on courses around St Andrews at the expense of experienced bag men.
Former skipper Tony Jacklin insisted as far back as 1983 that the bag men accompany the players on the same flight to the States in an effort to enhance team unity.
Trainer Paul Cole had the son of 1985 Derby hero Slip Anchor looking a picture at Newmarket last month when he saved the bag men by beating hot-pot Singspiel at 20-1.