An example of baggage is the fear a woman who has been cheated on in past relationships carries with her as she starts seeing someone new.
An example of baggage are the suitcases packed with personal items you take with you on vacation.
But he had a roving eye and a joyous temperament; and though he loved me better than any of the baggages to whom he paid court, he would not visit me so often as he should.
But your perverse attempts to wring blushes from little baggages in convenient corners outrage my love of Love!
Origin of baggage
- Middle English bagage from Old French bague bundle perhaps of Germanic origin Old Norse baggi bag, bundle Sense 4, perhaps from French bagasse from Provençal bagassa ultimately from Arabic baġī prostitute from baġā to fornicate bġy in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bagage, from Old French bagage, from bague (“bundle”), from Germanic (compare bag).