Baggage vs Suitcases - What's the difference?

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Baggage is a related term of suitcases.

As nouns the difference between baggage and suitcases

is that baggage is (usually|uncountable) luggage; traveling equipment while suitcases is .




  • (usually, uncountable) Luggage; traveling equipment
  • Please put your baggage in the trunk.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1929, author=Charles Georges Souli, title=Eastern Shame Girl, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=As soon as they had determined on their course, Ya-nei slid under the bed, and made himself a place among the baggages . }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=September 20, author=Jonathan Rosenbaum, title=Love Films: A Cassavetes Retrospective, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Alone, she clings to her baggages on the street. }}
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  • (uncountable, informal) Factors, especially psychological ones, which interfere with a person's ability to function effectively..
  • He's got a lot of emotional baggage .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1846, author=Henry Francis Cary, title=Lives of the English Poets, chapter=, edition= citation
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  • (obsolete, countable, pejorative) A woman
  • * {{quote-book, year=1828, author=Various, title=The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 288, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Betty and Molly (they were soft-hearted baggages ) felt for their master--pitied their poor master! }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=Charles Whibley, title=A Book of Scoundrels, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=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. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Gertrude Hall, title=Chantecler, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But your perverse attempts to wring blushes from little baggages in convenient corners outrage my love of Love! }}
  • (military, countable, and, uncountable) An army's portable equipment; its baggage train.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1865, author=Thomas Carlyle, title=History of Friedrich II of Prussia, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Friedrich decides to go down the River; he himself to Lowen, perhaps near twenty miles farther down, but where there is a Bridge and Highway leading over; Prince Leopold, with the heavier divisions and baggages , to Michelau, some miles nearer, and there to build his Pontoons and cross. }}
  • * 2007 , Norman Davies, No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939–1945 , New York: Penguin, p 305:
  • In Poland, for example, the unknown Boles?aw Bierut, who appeared in 1944 in the baggage of the Red Army, and who played a prominent role as a ‘non-party figure’ in the Lublin Committee, turned out to be a Soviet employee formerly working for the Comintern.


    * (luggage) luggage, gear, stuff, bags

    Derived terms

    * baggage carousel * baggage claim * baggage handler * baggage reclaim * baggage train * bag and baggage * blind baggage * excess baggage