william WANG
elephant baggy knees
I read this description " elephant baggy knees" in a child picture book , usually baggy is used for loose clothes, so, my question is, do native speakers use "baggy" to describe loose skin??
Jun 8, 2020 10:36 AM
Comments · 3
As a native English speaker, I have never heard of loose skin for a human being referred to as "baggy", but I have heard "baggy skin" being used for Elephants and Rhinoceroses.

I would advise against using the term "baggy" to refer to skin, as it may be outdated.
It would sound more natural so say "wrinkled" or "wrinkly" skin for loose skin, not baggy.

Sometimes people might say they have eye bags, or under-eye bags which sounds similar. This means a hollow or puffy/swollen under eye area from lack of sleep (same area as "dark circles").

I hope that helps!
June 8, 2020
I agree with Bookworm on "baggy".

One <em>might</em> say "saggy" in reference to (human) skin, but more likely than that one might use the word "sagging" to describe someone's skin.

Example:
She lost a lot of weight, and now she has a lot of loose, sagging skin.

I thought of "saggy" because there is a book called "The Saggy Baggy Elephant".
June 8, 2020
your explanation really helps me a lot : )
June 8, 2020
william WANG
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English