Synonyms and Antonyms of handbag

  1. 1 a bag carried by hand and designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles flies only with a handbag so he doesn't have to check his luggage Synonyms carryall, carry-on, grip, traveling bag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, walletRelated Words overnight bag (also overnight case), weekend bag (also weekend case), weekender; cosmetic case, traveling case; carpetbag, duffel bag, kit, kit bag; backpack, haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack; attaché, attaché case, briefcase, valise; baggage, bags, luggage

  2. 2 a container for carrying money and small personal items her handbag is just big enough to hold her favorite photos and wallet Synonyms bag, purse, pocketbookRelated Words clutch, clutch bag, minaudière; billfold, wallet; compact, vanity; poke, pouch, sack; shoulder bag

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