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Definition of "handbag" []

  • A woman's purse. (noun)
  • A piece of small hand luggage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handbag" in a sentence
  • "Jenny, on the term handbag versus purse or bag, you might be interested in this."
  • "Why are my novels in alphabetical order, when my handbag is a disaster zone?"
  • "Though a trendy handbag is a fun choice for, say, an evening out, an everyday bag that meets your everyday needs is a wardrobe must."