trunks, suitcases, etc., used in traveling; luggage.
the portable equipment of an army.
things that encumber one's freedom, progress, development, or adaptability; impediments: intellectual baggage that keeps one from thinking clearly; neurotic conflicts that arise from struggling with too much emotional baggage.
a worthless woman.
a prostitute or disreputable woman.
Often Disparaging. a pert, playful young woman or girl: a pretty baggage; a saucy baggage.
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How to use baggage in a sentence
Other officials told reporters that searchers also spotted a life vest and baggage in the water.
They take home mental baggage unlike anything carried in almost every other job.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters? | Mike Barnicle | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“My parents split up around the time I started writing, which brought in a lot of emotional baggage,” Kiesza says.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva | Marlow Stern | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are all sorts of baggage around being a man, and being a woman.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Why He’s Exploring the Word ‘Feminism’ and Online Misogyny | Marlow Stern | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much of the baggage that Charles carries is universally known.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland | Clive Irving | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well, if you do either lose baggage or want to buy a trunk already marked, deuced if I ain't the man to call on.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Although the army was greatly demoralised during the retreat through Portugal, he never lost a single gun or baggage wagon.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Soult's corps arrived without cannon or baggage, a mere armed rabble, and Ney's men jeered at the disorganised battalions.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
After her baggage is on the carriage, drive immediately to the house, and be certain all is ready there for her comfort.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Robert occupied the abbeys of Biland and Rievaulx and divided the spoils of the English camp and the king's baggage.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for baggage
suitcases, bags, etc, packed for a journey; luggage
mainly US and Canadian (as modifier): baggage car
an army's portable equipment
a pert young woman
an immoral woman or prostitute
Irish informal a cantankerous old woman
informal previous knowledge and experience that a person may use or be influenced by in new circumstances: cultural baggage
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