bag·​gage·​man | \ -ˌman, -aa(ə)n also -ən \
plural baggagemen

Definition of baggageman

1 : a railroad employee who is in charge of the checked baggage of passengers during the run of a train and unloads it at the proper destination
2 : a porter in a hotel who carries heavy luggage, arranges for receipt and shipment of baggage, sets up sample rooms, and supplies travel information
3 : an employee at a bus terminal who takes care of the checking, loading, or release of travelers' baggage

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First Known Use of baggageman

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Baggageman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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