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Among other meanings, the word Tüte is used as a short form of Plastiktüte (English: plastic bag) in colloquial German. The area of distribution is shown in a linguistic map of the linguistic atlas Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache:
Yes, this is generally recognized as a teutonism (i.e. a word that's typically only used in Germany), at least when referring to a plastic bag or similar. Tüte is used in other contexts (for ice-cream cones, e.g.), however. The official word would be "Tragtasche", I suppose, although the word "(Plastik)sack" and in particular the diminutive "Sackerl" are ...
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