American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage.
- n. The movable equipment and supplies of an army.
- n. Superfluous or burdensome practices, regulations, ideas, or traits.
- n. A woman prostitute.
- n. An impudent girl or woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bags, trunks, valises, satchels, packages, etc., and their contents, which a traveler requires or takes with him on a journey: now usually called luggage in Great Britain. In law, baggage includes whatever the passenger takes with him for his personal use or convenience, according to the habits or wants of the particular class to which he belongs, with reference either to the immediate necessities or to the ultimate purpose of the journey.
(Chief Justice Cockburn.)
- n. Specifically The portable equipment, including the tents, clothing, utensils, and other necessaries, of an army or other moving body of men; impedimenta.
- n. Trash; rubbish; refuse.
- Trashy; rubbishy; refuse; worthless.
- n. A worthless person, especially a worthless woman; a strumpet.
- n. A playful, saucy young woman: a flirt: usually in conjunction with such qualifying words as cunning, sly, saucy, etc.
- Worthless; vile: said of persons: as, a baggage fellow.
- n. Luggage; traveling equipment
- n. uncountable, informal Factors that restrict a person's freedom, often in an intellectual or psychological way
- n. obsolete, countable, pejorative A woman
- n. military, countable and uncountable An army's portable equipment; its baggage train.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.
- n. The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage.
- n. obsolete Purulent matter.
- n. obsolete Trashy talk.
- n. obsolete A man of bad character.
- n. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.
- n. Playful A romping, saucy girl.
- n. the portable equipment and supplies of an army
- n. cases used to carry belongings when traveling
- n. a worthless or immoral woman
- From Middle English bagage, from Old French bagage, from bague ("bundle"), from Germanic (compare bag). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bagage, from Old French bague, bundle, perhaps of Germanic origin. Sense 4, perhaps from French bagasse, from Provençal bagassa, ultimately from Arabic baġīy, prostitute, from baġā, to fornicate; see bġy in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“When that baggage is gone, there is more space for truth.”
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