handbag

Definitions of handbag
  1. noun
    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    synonyms: bag, pocketbook, purse
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    clutch, clutch bag
    a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
    etui
    small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
    evening bag
    a handbag used with evening wear
    reticule
    a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
    shoulder bag
    a large handbag that can be carried by a strap looped over the shoulder
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    container
    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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