shoulder bag

noun

Definition of shoulder bag 

: a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap

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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 The mother, wearing white jeans and a pink short-sleeved shirt, placed them in her shoulder bag. Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, "Judge works out deal to bring family together for funeral of boy who died in foster home fire," 13 July 2018 The almost-5-year-old has officially become the proud owner of a $750 Alexander Wang Marti Micro leopard print shoulder bag, which retails for a casual $750 and includes plenty of room for crayons and other preschooler essentials. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "North West Just Won the Preschool Handbag Game With This $750 Birthday Present," 2 June 2018 Following her new royal protocols, the Duchess held on to a tiny clutch (instead of her beloved shoulder bags) and even wore hosiery for the first time for a royal engagement. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything To Know About Goat, the First Brand Meghan Markle Wore As An Official Royal," 23 May 2018 The clutches, wristlets, and convertible shoulder bags have been rendered in teal, apricot, and bois de rose satin and velvet and feature delicate, lingerie-like linings—that is, until now. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Blessed Be This Holy Handbag Capsule Collection Inspired by the 2018 Met Gala," 8 May 2018 Nancy had her Gucci shoulder bag with her on the seat. Juan Ortega, www.sun-sentinel.com, "The Kidnap Kit," 24 Apr. 2018 Shop it: Self-Portrait Floral-Printed Dress, $510, intermix.com Meghan paired the green ensemble with a black blazer, black pumps, and a small leather shoulder bag. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle Wore the Most Amazing Floral Dress Today," 21 Apr. 2018

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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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