shoulder bag


Definition of shoulder bag

: a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap

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The bags come in five sizes and styles—from a classic shoulder bag that's available for $1,035 to a mini cross-body version that retails for $609. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Off-White’s Latest Bag Literally Invites You to Rob It," 26 July 2019 Of note is this Dries Van Noten leather shoulder bag ($645, originally $1,074) and these Clergerie raffia platform sandals ($283, originally $565). Elaheh Nozari, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Sales to Shop This Weekend," 3 July 2019 For the event, the duchess wore a bright yellow dress, with purple heels, and carried a forest green Gucci shoulder bag. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fergie Curtsied to the Queen at the Royal Ascot and the Internet Won’t Stop Talking About It," 22 June 2019 Hard to miss, the campaign also spotlights Coach’s new Fall bags, such as the Tabby shoulder bag, the Troupe tote, and the Rivington backpack. James Love, Essence, "Michael B. Jordan and Yara Shahidi Star in Coach’s New Fall/Winter 2019 Campaign," 25 July 2019 New York Police Department officials said that an initial review of a video recording appears to show the man’s shoulder bag got caught on the side of a 7 train on Tuesday evening. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Subway Rider Dies After Being Dragged by Train," 20 Feb. 2019 Consistent with the nature of this 44-year-old British company, Brompton’s solution is incredibly practical: the battery fits inside a small shoulder bag that clicks conspicuously onto the front of the bike. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Brompton Electric bike review: remarkably practical," 2 July 2019 Wide-leg shorts with a frayed-edge denim jacket had a feminine silhouette, accentuated by a bright-red shoulder bag. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 Purses that are 6-by-6-by-6 inches or smaller will be permitted as well as transparent plastic hand and shoulder bags that are 12 inches wide, 12 inches high and 6 inches in depth. Thomas Wright, The Mercury News, "Security a priority for US Open at Pebble Beach," 12 June 2019

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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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