lug gage


suitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.

1590–1600; lug1 + -age

luggageless, adjective

bag, baggage, luggage, pack, sac, sack. Unabridged
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luggage (ˈlʌɡɪdʒ)
suitcases, trunks, etc, containing personal belongings for a journey; baggage
[C16: perhaps from lug1, influenced in form by baggage]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from lug (v.) "to drag;" so, lit. "what has to be lugged about" (or, in Johnson's definition, "any thing of more bulk than value"). In 20c., the usual word for "baggage belonging to passengers."
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