clutch bag


: a woman's small usually strapless handbag

Examples of clutch bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accessorized with red stiletto heels, matching wide-brimmed hat and red clutch bag, Kate’s monochrome and striking look also ticked multiple boxes. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Ferrera, 39, carried a matching clutch bag and wore a pair of open-toe heels. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Lopez added a pair of gold statement earrings, a gold clutch bag, and gold platform shoes with chunky heels the size of my arm. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 4 Oct. 2023 The 27-year-old supermodel — who had her hair styled in a chic up do — completed her look with a small black clutch bag. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 Small clutch bags, camera and binocular cases not exceeding 4.5 by 6.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2023 And what is more Rich Mom than a Bottega clutch bag big enough for nappies, wet wipes and a handful of Fenty beauty products? Alex Kessler, Vogue, 10 Oct. 2023 The actress — who is a YSL global beauty ambassador and has fronted campaigns for Saint Laurent — also showed off her new short bangs and carried a black clutch bag that contrasted with her bright red manicure. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 In the final picture of herself, Kardashian shows off her dinner outfit, which consisted of a graphic ab-baring crop top emblazoned with a photograph of European architecture, distressed high-rise jeans, bright blue square-toe sandals, and a white clutch bag. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clutch bag was in 1947

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“Clutch bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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