baggage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bag'ij), [key]
— n.
  1. trunks, suitcases, etc., used in traveling; luggage.
  2. the portable equipment of an army.
  3. things that encumber one's freedom, progress, development, or adaptability; impediments: intellectual baggage that keeps one from thinking clearly; neurotic conflicts that arise from struggling with too much emotional baggage.
    1. a woman.
    2. a prostitute or disreputable woman.
  4. a pert, playful young woman or girl.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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