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Definition of BAGGAGE

2 definitions found:

baggage \bag"gage\ (b[a^]g"g[asl]j), n. [F. bagage, from OF. bague bundle. In senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute. See {Bag}, n.]
     1. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army. [1913 Webster]

     Note: "The term itself is made to apply chiefly to articles of clothing and to small personal effects." --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

     2. The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage. [1913 Webster]

              The baronet's baggage on the roof of the coach.
                                                    --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

              We saw our baggage following below.   --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The English usually call this {luggage}. [1913 Webster]

     3. Purulent matter. [Obs.] --Barrough.
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     4. Trashy talk. [Obs.] --Ascham.
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     5. A man of bad character. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     6. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.
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              A disreputable, daring, laughing, painted French baggage.                              --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     7. A romping, saucy girl. [Playful] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "baggage":
     Gladstone, Jezebel, apparatus, attache case, backpack, bad woman, bag, bag and baggage, bandbox, bitch, briefcase, broad, cargo, carpetbag, carryall, chippy, clitoromaniac, cocotte, consignment, ditty bag, drab, duffel, duffel bag, dunnage, easy lay, easy woman, flight bag, floozy, footlocker, frail sister, freight, freightage, gear, goods, grip, grisette, handbag, harridan, haversack, holdall, hussy, hysteromaniac, impedimenta, jade, kit, kit bag, knapsack, lading, load, loose woman, luggage, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, outfit, overnight bag, pack, payload, pickup, portmanteau, quean, rucksack, satchel, sea bag, shipment, slattern, slut, strumpet, suitcase, tackle, tart, tote bag, tramp, traps, traveling bag, trollop, trull, trunk, uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whore

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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