handbag


hand·bag

noun \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

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