Definition of handbag in English:


Syllabification: hand·bag
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ˌbaɡ


A woman’s purse.
More example sentences
  • They are all small enough to fit in a purse or handbag, and I know that you will be thankful to have them.
  • Both teenagers who cannot be named for legal reasons, face a further charge of stealing a handbag containing a purse, cash and credit cards.
  • He then demanded money and the student took her purse out of her handbag and threw it on the ground.
purse, bag, shoulder bag, clutch purse, evening bag;
informal manbag
historical reticule

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