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baggage
 
SYLLABICATION:bag·gage
PRONUNCIATION:  bgj
NOUN:1. The trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage. 2. The movable equipment and supplies of an army. 3. Superfluous or burdensome practices, regulations, ideas, or traits. 4a. A woman prostitute. b. An impudent girl or woman.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English bagage, from Old French bague, bundle, perhaps of Germanic origin. Sense 4, perhaps from French bagasse, from Provençal bagassa, ultimately from Arabic bay, prostitute, from ba, to fornicate. See by in Appendix II.
 
 
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