luggage
1590s, lug + -age, literally “that which is lugged, dragged around”. Duplicate -g- is to clarify pronunciation of the vowel ‘u’ (which is pronounced unchanged from lug). Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR: lŭg'ĭj, IPA: /ˈlʌɡɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

luggage (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The bags and other containers that hold a traveller's belongings.
    • August 4, 1726, Jonathan Swift, letter to Alexander Pope
      I am gathering up my luggage, and preparing for my journey.
  2. (uncountable) The contents of such containers.
  3. (countable, nonstandard or obsolete) A specific bag or container holding a traveller's belongings.
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