Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “handbag”

See all translations

handbag

noun [C]  /ˈhændˌbæɡ/ us  
a bag, often with a handle or a strap going over the shoulder, used esp. by women for carrying money, keys, and small personal items such as makeup; purse
Translations of “handbag”
in Korean 핸드백…
in Arabic حَقيبة يَدّ…
in Portuguese bolsa…
in Catalan bossa de mà…
in Japanese ハンドバッグ…
in Italian borsetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指女式)手提包,手袋…
in Russian дамская сумка…
in Turkish el çantası…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指女式)手提包,手袋…
in Polish torebka…
(Definition of handbag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of handbag?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “handbag”

Definitions of “handbag” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More