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"handbag" in British English

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handbagnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ (US also purse)
A2 a ​smallbag for ​money, ​keys, ​make-up, etc., ​carriedespecially by women

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(Definition of handbag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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handbagnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhændˌbæɡ/
a ​bag, often with a ​handle or a ​strap going over the ​shoulder, used esp. by women for ​carryingmoney, ​keys, and ​smallpersonalitems such as makeup; ​purse
(Definition of handbag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handbag”
in Arabic حَقيبة يَدّ…
in Korean 핸드백…
in Portuguese bolsa…
in Catalan bossa de mà…
in Japanese ハンドバッグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指女式)手提包,手袋…
in Turkish el çantası…
in Russian дамская сумка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指女式)手提包,手袋…
in Italian borsetta…
in Polish torebka…
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