Origin of luggagefrom lug + -age
Several pieces of baggage, or luggage.
A wheelie suitcase that you put your swimsuits and pants into when going on vacation is an example of your luggage.
- Containers for a traveler's belongings.
- The cases and belongings of a traveler.
Origin of luggageProbably lug 2 (bag)gage
1590s, lug (“drag") +"Ž -age (“(noun)") - literally “that which is lugged, dragged around". Duplicate -g- is to clarify pronunciation of the vowel "˜u' (which is pronounced unchanged from lug). Compare baggage.
- Alex collected their luggage and had it loaded in the car.
- She heaved the heavy luggage up to the bed.
- He picked up his luggage and strode across the room.
- "Let's get going to Montrose and find you some luggage," he called.
- The search for appropriate luggage was tedious.