- a worthless woman.
- a prostitute or disreputable woman.
- Often Disparaging. a pert, playful young woman or girl: a pretty baggage; a saucy baggage.
Examples from the Web for baggage
Other officials told reporters that searchers also spotted a life vest and baggage in the water.
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Think about it: The longer the runway, the more time the pilot has to get the airplane and all its baggage off the ground.
So obviously when a character becomes iconic, you have to deal with the baggage that comes with it.
Their baggage and about ten thousand dollars in specie was packed upon mules.
So wild a rush was made when Larissa was abandoned, that the soldiers did not even fold their tents or carry away their baggage.
After Adoniram had driven away, they sat in a row on a bench on the platform, with their baggage around them.Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She turned toward the other girls, who were putting their baggage in their car.Janet Hardy in Radio City|Ruthe S. Wheeler
You will need”—he paused, overlooking the baggage—“three burros and two riding-mules.The Mystery of The Barranca|Herman Whitaker
British Dictionary definitions for baggage
- suitcases, bags, etc, packed for a journey; luggage
- mainly US and Canadian (as modifier)baggage car
- a pert young woman
- an immoral woman or prostitute
Word Origin for baggage
Word Origin and History for baggage
mid-15c., "portable equipment of an army; plunder, loot," from Old French bagage "baggage, (military) equipment" (14c.), from bague "pack, bundle, sack," ultimately from the same Scandinavian source that yielded bag (n.). Baggage-smasher (1851) was American English slang for "railway porter."