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Hi, what does baggage mean here? Is it slang?

“I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes,” she observed ruefully.
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Hi,

what does baggage mean here? Is it slang?

No, it's just a figurative use of the word.

“I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes,” she observed ruefully.

I was not treated as a person, but just as a nuisance, a thing to be moved from one place to another.

Clive
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Baggage is a wonderful word and has a variety of words, depending on context - but in this case, it is the collective noun for bags, used similar to luggage. It is not slang.

She is saying that she felt like a bag of potatoes, heavy, unattractive and inanimate; that she was not being treated as a person, or a companion.

This is similar but more demeaning than a person being treated as "a handbag". This can refer to a woman taking a man to a function or party where a partner is required (eg wedding, formal dinner) but without really involved with or being considerate of the man. A bag of potatoes is probably ugly, but a handbag can be attractive or beautiful.