shoulder bag

noun

Definition of shoulder bag 

: a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap

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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 She's worn them before, pairing them with a simple white tank top and Mona Lisa shoulder bag. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Retro Acid-Wash Jeans Are Only $35," 25 Sep. 2018 Kiss-lock hardware adds retro flair, a wraparound magnetic flap adds security, and the adjustable strap means it can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Retro-chic bag is gentle on the earth," 18 July 2018 With eye-popping scenes, we are also treated to a new accessory addition, the Beckett handbag, which can be used as a shoulder bag or tote. Liana Satenstein, Marie Claire, "Exclusive: Stella McCartney's Winter Campaign Teaser," 23 July 2013 The house’s signature bucket bag, based on those used to feed horses; substantial travel bags; and canvas and leather shoulder bags—all of which are still available today, slightly updated. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Will Saddlers Union Be the Next Heritage House to Make It Big?," 6 July 2018 Lot 178 is an IMBIR 16mm silent movie camera disguised in a ladies shoulder bag. Jason Tesauro, chicagotribune.com, "Channel your inner James Bond at this auction of Soviet spy cameras," 25 June 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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shoulder bag

noun

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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