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handbag

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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

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2 a container for carrying money and small personal items
  • her handbag is just big enough to hold her favorite photos and wallet

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The first known use of handbag was in 1859

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“Handbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handbag. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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