Dictionary

handbag

noun hand·bag \ˈhan(d)-ˌbag\

: a woman's small bag or purse used for carrying personal things and money

Full Definition of HANDBAG

1
:  suitcase
2
:  a bag held in the hand or hung from a shoulder strap and used for carrying small personal articles and money

Examples of HANDBAG

  1. <flies only with a handbag so he doesn't have to check his luggage>
  2. <her handbag is just big enough to hold her favorite photos and wallet>

First Known Use of HANDBAG

1862

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: handballPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hand axAll Words Near: handbag
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears