- 1Suitcases and bags containing personal belongings packed for travelling; luggage: we collected our baggage before clearing customs [as modifier]: a baggage allowanceMore example sentences
- A sheet left inside suitcase luggage or travel baggage can prevent musty odors.
- The new powers, announced yesterday, include the authority to search personal baggage of travellers arriving from countries outside the European Union.
- She travels with her baggage allowance of 70 pounds.
- 1.1The portable equipment of an army: the artillery and baggage rumbled along the roadMore example sentences
- The Roman army baggage train contained all the features of subsequent logistic tails - food, ammunition, and specialist equipment.
- The retreating army and its baggage carried the plague home with them in autumn 1349.
- Gallus eventually got his army away in the night, but he left behind 6,000 dead and all of his artillery and baggage.
- 2Past experiences or long-held attitudes perceived as burdensome encumbrances: the emotional baggage I’m hauling aroundMore example sentences
- If you want to drop a load of emotional baggage and experience some psychic weight loss, Gemini time makes it easy to lighten up.
- And that could be said for everybody except Paddy, who carries the least burdensome emotional baggage.
- Exonerating can help free family members up from unnecessary burdens of past baggage.
- 3 [count noun] • dated A cheeky or disagreeable girl or woman: she was a mercenary little baggageMore example sentences
- And he said she was a baggage to have said what she had said.
- I always knew she was a baggage.
- She's a baggage, and shall never see another penny of mine,--that's flat!
late Middle English: from Old French bagage (from baguer 'tie up'), or bagues 'bundles'; perhaps related to bag.