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baggage

noun bag·gage \ ˈba-gij \

Definition of baggage

1 : suitcases, trunks, and personal belongings of travelers : luggage
2 : transportable equipment especially of a military force
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


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baggage

noun

Definition of baggage

1 : a contemptible woman; especially : prostitute
2 : a young woman

Origin and Etymology of baggage

probably modification of Middle French bagasse, from Old Occitan bagassa



BAGGAGE Defined for Kids

baggage

noun bag·gage \ ˈba-gij \

Definition of baggage for Students

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

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