clutch bag


Definition of clutch bag

: a woman's small usually strapless handbag

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Additionally, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse the size of a hand. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Broncos training camp 2019: Fans guide to attending practices," 16 July 2019 To complement the Cong Tri dress, Beyoncé accessorized with jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, a clutch bag by Anna Cecere, and Jimmy Choo heels, according to a representative. Tara Edwards,, "Beyoncé's London Lion King Premiere Look Is Pure Nala," 15 July 2019 Shayk carried a striking Olympia Le-Tan clutch bag, modeled after Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1869 book, The Idiot. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk's Book Club Chic Is About to Inspire Summer Reading Lists Everywhere," 30 June 2019 Fans may also carry a small clutch bag or purse that’s no bigger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Denver Broncos 2019 training camp schedule to include 19 open practices," 11 June 2019 Men and women, clutching bags, backpacks and purses, walked slowly to their offices as the workday began, many waiting until 5 minutes before the official starting time. Washington Post, "Virginia Beach employees return to work at municipal complex after mass shooting," 4 June 2019 On Tuesday, the Duchess styled the classic dress by one of her favorite designers with grey suede heels and the Dior 'Bee' clutch bag. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Just Rewore the Antonio Beradi Dress From Her First Ever Public Event With Prince Harry," 30 Oct. 2018 Astronaut uniforms followed fanny packs, sheer anoraks, sheath dresses with colorful Latin flounces and a spherical clutch bag that looked like a bomb. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 The fitted ivory Givenchy dress has a high neckline with caped shoulders, and Meghan accessorized it with a black belt at the waist, a black Givenchy clutch bag, and simple black heels by Sarah Flint. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wore the Perfect Givenchy Dress for Her First Official Royal Event With the Queen," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of clutch bag

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clutch bag was in 1947

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English Language Learners Definition of clutch bag

: a small bag that women use especially on formal occasions : a small handbag

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