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[luhg-ij] /ˈlʌg ɪdʒ/
suitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
Origin of luggage
First recorded in 1590-1600; lug1 + -age
Related forms
luggageless, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for luggage
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  • Get this gentleman's luggage, and bring it to that hansom there.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Suppose she has to pay excess on her luggage, or to wrangle about contraband?

  • Mr. Channing had actually gone himself to see after the luggage.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The place to which the luggage is to go is printed on this card.

  • "I have omnibuses and carts for them and their luggage," were the first words that Roden spoke.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for luggage


suitcases, trunks, etc, containing personal belongings for a journey; baggage
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from lug1, influenced in form by baggage
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Word Origin and History for luggage

1590s, from lug (v.) "to drag" + -age; so, literally "what has to be lugged about" (or, in Johnson's definition, "any thing of more weight than value"). In 20c., the usual word for "baggage belonging to passengers."

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