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bag and baggage

Definition of bag and baggage

chiefly British

  1. :  with all possessions :  completely <He got rid of the visitors, bag and baggage.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. : :  a usually flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something: as

    :  purse

    :  handbag

  1. :  to swell out :  bulge

    :  to hang loosely

    :  to cause to swell

baggageplay
  1. :  suitcases, trunks, and personal belongings of travelers :  luggage

    :  transportable equipment especially of a military force

    :  intangible things (as feelings, circumstances, or beliefs) that get in the way

  1. :  a contemptible woman

    :  prostitute

    :  a young woman


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