1. [syn: baggage, luggage]
2. a worthless or immoral woman;
3. the portable equipment and supplies of an army;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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
7. A romping, saucy girl. [Playful] --Goldsmith.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: cases used to carry belongings when traveling [syn:
2: a worthless or immoral woman
3: the portable equipment and supplies of an army
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
BAGGAGE. Such articles as are carried by a traveller; luggage. Every thing
which a passenger, carries, with him is not baggage. Large sums of money,
for example, carried in a travelling trunk, will not be considered baggage,
so as to render the carrier responsible. 9 Wend. R. 85. But a watch
deposited in his trunk is part of his baggage. 10 Ohio R. 145. See, as to
what is baggage, 6 Hill, R. 586 5 Rawle, 188, 189; 1 Pick. 50.
2. In general a common carrier of passengers is responsible for
baggage, if lost, though no distinct price be paid for transporting it, it
being included in the passenger's fare. Id. The carrier's responsibility for
the baggage begins as soon as it has been delivered to him, or to his
servants, or to some other person authorized by him to receive it. Then the
delivery is complete. The risk and responsibility of the carrier is at an
end as soon as he has delivered the baggage to the owner or his agent; and
if an offer to deliver it be made at a proper time, the carrier will be
discharged from responsibility, us 'such yet, if the baggage remain in his
custody afterwards, he will hold as, bailee, and be responsible for it
according to the terms of such bailment ana, R. 92. Vide Common Carriers
3. By the act of congress of March 2, 1799, sect. 46, 1 Story's L. U.
S. 612, it is declared that all wearing apparel and other personal baggage,
&c., of persons who shall arrive in the United States, shall be free and
exempted from duty.