handbagnoun [ C ]uk /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ us /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ US also purse
- I've got far too much clobber in my handbag.
- She took her hairbrush from her handbag and began to brush her hair.
- Her handbag was snatched from her in the street.
- She beat off her attacker by hitting him with her handbag.
- I scooped up my belongings into my handbag.