Definition of handbag in English:


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


  • A woman’s purse.
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    • 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; pocketbook
    informal manbag
    historical reticule

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