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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baggage  \Bag"gage\,  n.  [F.  bagage  from  OF  bague  bungle.  In 
  senses  6  and  7  cf  F.  bagasse  a  prostitute.  See  {Bag},  n.] 
  1.  The  clothes,  tents,  utensils,  and  provisions  of  an  army. 
 
  Note:  ``The  term  itself  is  made  to  apply  chiefly  to  articles 
  of  clothing  and  to  small  personal  effects.''  --Farrow. 
 
  2.  The  trunks,  valises,  satchels,  etc.,  which  a  traveler 
  carries  with  him  on  a  journey;  luggage. 
 
  The  baronet's  baggage  on  the  roof  of  the  coach. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  We  saw  our  baggage  following  below.  --Johnson. 
 
  Note:  The  English  usually  call  this  luggage. 
 
  3.  Purulent  matter.  [Obs.]  --Barrough. 
 
  4.  Trashy  talk.  [Obs.]  --Ascham. 
 
  5.  A  man  of  bad  character.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  6.  A  woman  of  loose  morals;  a  prostitute. 
 
  A  disreputable,  daring,  laughing,  painted  French 
  baggage.  --Thackeray. 
 
  7.  A  romping,  saucy  girl.  [Playful]  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baggage 
  n  1:  used  to  carry  belongings  when  traveling  [syn:  {luggage}] 
  2:  a  worthless  or  immoral  woman 




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