baggage · noun U /ˈbæg.ɪdʒ/Full view
baggage (BAGS)
B1 all the bags that you take with you when you travel
Dictionary examples:

checked/carry-on baggage

We had to pay extra for our excess baggage.

Learner example:

I [didn't have] much baggage, only one green suitcase. (Preliminary English Test; B1; German)

baggage (FEELINGS)
C2 feelings and experiences from the past that influence how you think and behave now
Dictionary example:

emotional baggage

Learner example:

Moreover they need to spend it to the best of their abilities trying to bring up a happy person whose behavior will be in harmony with his thoughts and feelings and who will be unencumbered with emotional baggage resulting from lack of love. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Russian)

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