baggage
baggage ag"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. [1913 Webster]

4. Trashy talk. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

5. A man of bad character. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

6. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute. [1913 Webster]

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. 2000.

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