[ luhg-ij ]
/ ˈlʌg ɪdʒ /


suitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.

Origin of luggage

First recorded in 1590–1600; lug1 + -age
Related formslug·gage·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for luggage


/ (ˈlʌɡɪdʒ) /


suitcases, trunks, etc, containing personal belongings for a journey; baggage

Word Origin for luggage

C16: perhaps from lug 1, 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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