trunks, suitcases, etc., used in traveling; luggage.
the portable equipment of an army.
things that encumber one’s freedom, progress, development, or adaptability; impediments:
intellectual baggage that keeps one from thinking clearly; neurotic conflicts that arise from struggling with too much emotional baggage.
a worthless woman.
a prostitute or disreputable woman.
Often Disparaging. a pert, playful young woman or girl:
a pretty baggage; a saucy baggage.
And then he starts looking at another woman and finds out what her baggage is.
Jerry Springer Wants His Privacy Lloyd Grove April 17, 2010
So obviously when a character becomes iconic, you have to deal with the baggage that comes with it.
Robert Pattinson’s Life After ‘Twilight’ Andrew Romano June 12, 2014
Byrne was running as the establishment favorite, though with some baggage.
Alabama’s Republican Runoff Election May Predict the Party’s Future Ben Jacobs November 3, 2013
Think about it: The longer the runway, the more time the pilot has to get the airplane and all its baggage off the ground.
Why Middle School Should Be Abolished David C. Banks July 11, 2014
This is the baggage with which we saddle abandoned, orphaned, or disabled children given a fresh start at family life.
The New Movie Parents Hate Melissa Fay Greene July 14, 2009
With the Russian official the main thing is the passport, not the baggage.
Through Scandinavia to Moscow William Seymour Edwards
He also procured a couple of mules to transport his baggage.
A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion William Dobein James
Inside of three days out went the Slades from John Temple’s tenement, bag and baggage.
Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
baggage and rifle on shoulder, he pursued a course south by east.
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
He has this morning had all his baggage taken away by a man, who said that he was going immediately to leave the town.
The Insurgent Chief Gustave Aimard
suitcases, bags, etc, packed for a journey; luggage
(mainly US & Canadian) (as modifier): baggage car
an army’s portable equipment
a pert young woman
an immoral woman or prostitute
(Irish, informal) a cantankerous old woman
(informal) previous knowledge and experience that a person may use or be influenced by in new circumstances: cultural baggage
mid-15c., “portable equipment of an army; plunder, loot,” from Old French bagage “baggage, (military) equipment” (14c.), from bague “pack, bundle, sack,” ultimately from the same Scandinavian source that yielded bag (n.). Baggage-smasher (1851) was American English slang for “railway porter.”
an Arabian sailing vessel, having lugsails on two or three masts, a straight, raking stem, and a transom stern.
- Bag it
Pack things in a bag, as in “Please bag it,” the customer said to the checkout clerk. This usage mainly describes packing groceries or other purchases into a bag. [ ; late 1500s ] Abandon something or someone, quit. For example, The class is not very good, so I’ve decided to bag it. This idiom […]
- Bag job
illegal entry, especially as authorized by an agency of the federal government to gather criminal evidence, install listening devices, etc. noun phrase A theft or burglary, esp of files, documents, etc •Became current during the early 1970s Watergate affair: Someone had done a bag job on his precious files/ They’re calling it a bag job […]
- Bag lady
a homeless woman who lives and sleeps on city streets or in public places, often keeping all her belongings with her in shopping bags. bagwoman. Contemporary Examples From The bag lady Papers by Alexandra Penney Copyright (c) 2010. The Bag Lady Writes a Book Alexandra Penney February 18, 2010 The Daily Pic: In “bag lady […]