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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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  • The luggage, consisting of the clamped deal box and another covered with canvas, was placed in the cloak-room.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • I am staying to get the luggage together and bring it on to-morrow.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • Arrived there, however, I deposited my luggage in the cloak-room and drove back to Claridge's in a hansom.

    The Lost Ambassador E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • luggage is registered throughout from London, and examined in Paris.

    The South of France--East Half Charles Bertram Black
  • The great bulk of our luggage had been registered through to Paris, for examination after our arrival there.

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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