lug·​gage ˈlə-gij How to pronounce luggage (audio)
: something that is lugged
especially : suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

Examples of luggage in a Sentence

Passengers are limited to two items of carry-on luggage.
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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luggage was in 1595

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“Luggage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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lug·​gage ˈləg-ij How to pronounce luggage (audio)
: something that is lugged
especially : suitcases or traveling bags for a traveler's belongings : baggage
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