Definitions for: Baggage

[n] a case used to carry belongings when traveling
[n] a worthless or immoral woman

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: luggage

See Also: adult female, bag, case, dressing case, grip, hand luggage, handgrip, handle, hatbox, hold, impedimenta, imperial, satchel, strap, suitcase, traveling bag, trunk, woman

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