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Definition of "baggage" []

  • The trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage. (noun)
  • The movable equipment and supplies of an army. (noun)
  • Superfluous or burdensome practices, regulations, ideas, or traits. (noun)
  • A woman prostitute. (noun)
  • An impudent girl or woman. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baggage" in a sentence
  • "According to HuffPost's Elise Foley, Republican voters across the state are now using the phrase "baggage" to describe Gingrich."
  • "But my baggage is my baggage, and when I can quit letting societal expectations of mothers, which are as unrealistic as expecting all women to look like Tyra Banks, I doubt the snugglebunny moms will bother me anymore."
  • "Unfortunately for her, Mrs. Clinton's "baggage" is her husband."