baggage etymology

English word baggage comes from Old French -age, Old French bague, and later Old French bagage (Baggage (luggage; that which one transports with one).)

Detailed word origin of baggage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age Old French (fro) Forms nouns with the sense of 'action or result of'. Forms nouns with the sense of 'state of being'.
bague Old French (fro)
bagage Old French (fro) Baggage (luggage; that which one transports with one).
bagage Middle English (enm) Baggage; luggage.
baggage English (eng) (military, countable, and, uncountable) An army's portable equipment; its baggage train.. (obsolete, countable, pejorative) A woman.. (uncountable, informal) Factors, especially psychological ones, which interfere with a person's ability to function effectively.. (usually, uncountable) Luggage; traveling equipment.

Words with the same origin as baggage

Descendants of -age
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