clutch bag


Definition of clutch bag

: a woman's small usually strapless handbag

Examples of clutch bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And one accessory in particular created a lot of buzz: a gold clutch bag in the shape of a woman’s head. Eni Subair, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2022 The look was complete with Dolce & Gabbana metallic platform heeled sandals and a gold Swarovski crystal clutch bag. Marc Malkin, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 The Suns needed to dig into their clutch bag to pull this one out, though. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 The singer finished her look with green monochrome Jimmy Choo heels, a diamond and emerald necklace and matching earrings, and a mirrored clutch bag. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 14 Oct. 2021 Bags are not recommended, but each fan is allowed one clear plastic bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or a small clutch bag about a hand’s size. Marc Bona, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2021 The Bring It On star paired the piece with an oversized clutch bag from Daniel Lee's tenure at Bottega Veneta, while Wade looked equally chic in a hoodie-and-coat combination. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 May 2021 There is a no-bag policy other than a clutch bag less than 8x5 inches that can be visually inspected. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 3 Dec. 2020 The actor also carried a brown suede clutch bag for a further luxurious touch. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of clutch bag

1947, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2022

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“Clutch bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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