Meaning of “handbag” in the English Dictionary

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"handbag" in British English

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handbagnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ us /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ US also purse

(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 carrying money, keys, and small personal items such as makeup; purse

(Definition of “handbag” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)