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[luhg-ij] /ˈlʌg ɪdʒ/
suitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
Origin of luggage
1590-1600; lug1 + -age
Related forms
luggageless, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for luggage
  • Carry-on baggage is a small piece of luggage you take onboard the airplane with you.
  • To add to your baggage woes, several airlines have established weight limits for carry-on luggage.
  • It inevitably slows you down, and you run the risk of losing your luggage entirely.
  • Spend less time packing and more time exploring, thanks to our handheld digital luggage scale.
  • Airport security found a jar of pasta sauce in my luggage last month.
  • Between the lousy service, lost luggage and inevitable delays, nothing about it can be called fun.
  • Getting annoyed that your luggage is lost, and yelling at the baggage handler will not find your luggage any faster.
  • Most people travelling between families check luggage to contain the presents.
  • Students from the college appeared with a truck and took me and my luggage to the college.
  • Most people going long-haul on holiday do check luggage.
British Dictionary definitions for luggage


suitcases, trunks, etc, containing personal belongings for a journey; baggage
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from lug1, influenced in form by baggage
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Word Origin and History for luggage

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

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