shoulder bag


Definition of shoulder bag

: a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap

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From left: Dries Van Noten’s capacious satchel; Off-White’s massive shoulder bag; Fendi’s dual-strap messenger. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most Wearable—and Unwearable—Men’s Trends for 2019," 24 Jan. 2019 Pick skater shoes instead of lace-ups and a shoulder bag with metallic accents. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Wear Leggings to Work This Fall," 28 Aug. 2018 Well, for one, the shoulder bag is far less cumbersome than those black-hole totes made for lugging laptops and liter bottles of water. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Hottest Bag of the Late ’90s Is Back," 9 Oct. 2018 Nearly every aspect of the boutique oasis is one-of-a-kind, including what's sure to be the It bag of the season: a limited-edition, embellished 2.55 shoulder bag that's exclusive to the 57th street store. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Chanel's New Flagship Store Will Sell Limited-Edition Bags, Fragrances, and Watches," 15 Nov. 2018 Kenny paired the dress with a pair of white sling-backs with a tortoiseshell block heel, a white shoulder bag, and a large set of hoop earrings. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Corset Dress on the Red Carpet," 8 Oct. 2018 The larger Ferris bag, which doubles as a backpack and a tote, seamlessly transitions into a shoulder bag by pulling on a single strap. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Is Ground Just Launched Two Convertible Bags," 13 Nov. 2018 Among the first Gazans to stride toward the border fence on Monday were groups of women in long black cloaks, many clutching shoulder bags and holding aloft Palestinian flags. New York Times, "Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years," 14 May 2018 Hadid was all smiles, dressed casually in an oversized long-sleeve tee, light wash jeans, Jordans, thick hoop earrings, and a chain strap shoulder bag. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Can't Stop Holding Hands in New York City," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of shoulder bag

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoulder bag was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of shoulder bag

: a bag that is designed to be carried on one shoulder by a strap

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