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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 (such as feelings, circumstances, or beliefs) that get in the way emotional baggage

Origin and Etymology 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 and Etymology 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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