- a loose packing of any bulky material put around cargo for protection
- personal baggage or belongings
Origin of dunnageMedieval Latin dennagium ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- Loose packing material used to protect a ship's cargo from damage during transport.
- Personal baggage.
Origin of dunnageMiddle English dennage, from Middle Dutch denne, flooring of a ship.
(usually uncountable, plural dunnages)