I. noun — [ mass noun] 1. suitcases and bags containing personal belongings packed for travelling; luggage. • we collected our baggage before clearing customs.
• [as modifier]
a baggage allowance.
2. the portable equipment of an army. • the artillery and baggage rumbled along the road.
3. past experiences or long-held attitudes perceived as burdensome encumbrances • the emotional baggage I’m hauling around.
4. [ count noun] —
‹dated› a cheeky or disagreeable girl or woman.
• she was a mercenary little baggage.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French bagage (from baguer ‘tie up’), or bagues ‘bundles’; perhaps related to bag.