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baggage

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noun bag·gage \ˈba-gij\

Definition of baggage

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

  2. 2 :  transportable equipment especially of a military force

  3. 3 :  intangible things (as feelings, circumstances, or beliefs) that get in the way <emotional baggage>



Origin of baggage

Middle English bagage, from Middle French, from bagues belongings, baggage


First Known Use: 15th century


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baggage

noun bag·gage

Definition of baggage

  1. 1 :  a contemptible woman; especially :  prostitute

  2. 2 :  a young woman



Origin of baggage

probably modification of Middle French bagasse, from Old Occitan bagassa


First Known Use: 1594



BAGGAGE Defined for Kids

baggage

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noun bag·gage \ˈba-gij\

Definition of baggage for Students

  1. :  the bags, suitcases, and personal belongings of a traveler





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