luggage

[luhg-ij]

Origin of luggage

First recorded in 1590–1600; lug1 + -age
Related formslug·gage·less, adjective
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Examples from the Web for luggages

Historical Examples of luggages

  • But for a four-wheeler as takes families and their luggages, he's the very horse.

  • Peppino was present, but effaced himself by helping Carmelo with what he calls my “luggages.”

    Castellinaria

    Henry Festing Jones


British Dictionary definitions for luggages

luggage

noun
  1. 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 luggages

luggage

n.

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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