baggage

2 definitions found

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

baggage \bag"gage\ (b[a^]g"g[asl]j), noun [F. bagage, from OF. bague bundle. In senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute. See {Bag}, noun]

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

baggage

noun

1: cases used to carry belongings when traveling [syn: {baggage}, {luggage}]

2: a worthless or immoral woman

3: the portable equipment and supplies of an army


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