Definition of handbag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhændbæɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændbæɡ//
(North American English also purse) Accessories
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a small bag for money, keys, etc., carried especially by women See related entries: AccessoriesExtra examples She had her handbag snatched as she sat having a coffee. She put her purse into her handbag. She took a pen out of her large leather handbag. She was rummaging in her handbag for her keys. I had my handbag stolen in Liverpool.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: handbag