tote bag


Definition of tote bag 

: a large 2-handled open-topped bag (as of canvas)

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According to Altshuler, the store sold 100,000 tote bags last year. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Why does the idea of “Hermione 2020” make me so angry?," 1 Nov. 2018 The milestone day called for a few statement add-ons, including a pair of red Adam Selman x Lespecs cat eye sunglasses, Nannacay’s woven tote bag, and a glittering belly chain. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé Went Boho for Her Birthday Celebration in Sardinia, Italy," 6 Sep. 2018 Jacquemus’ invite was a giant hessian tote bag with thick rope-like straps. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 Then my tote bag, so strained from overpacking, snapped in the middle of Notting Hill. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How I Learned to Conquer Chaos and Become an Efficient Packer," 24 Aug. 2018 The annual event took place once again at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where thousands of people gathered to fill their tote bags with hair products, dance, snap photos for the 'gram, and be with like-minded people in celebration of texture. Allure, "All the Beautiful Hairstyles We Saw at CurlFest 2018," 24 July 2018 The groom’s mother is a business partner in Aplat, a company in San Francisco that designs and manufactures culinary tote bags. New York Times, "Beth Heslowitz, Matthew Hayes," 14 Jan. 2018 On Earth Day, each guest will receive a free green tote bag. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Here are Earth Day activities happening around the country," 20 Apr. 2018 That first purse, the nylon paper planner, the jacket, and a massive black tote bag with checkered patterning inside. Caroline Rothstein, Marie Claire, "How Kate Spade Got Me Through My Mental Health Struggles," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of tote bag

1900, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tote bag

: a large bag used for carrying things

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