handbag

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noun hand·bag \ ˈhan(d)-ˌbag \

Definition of handbag

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 in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of handbag

1859


HANDBAG Defined for English Language Learners

handbag

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Definition of handbag for English Language Learners

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


HANDBAG Defined for Kids

handbag

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noun hand·bag \ ˈhand-ˌbag \

Definition of handbag for Students

:a bag used for carrying money and small personal articles


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