What does handbag mean?

Definitions for handbagˈhændˌbæg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handbag.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse(noun)

    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

    "she reached into her bag and found a comb"


  1. handbag(Noun)

    A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items.

  2. handbag(Verb)

    Figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of Margaret Thatcher).

  3. Origin: From hand + bag.


  1. Handbag

    A handbag, also purse or pouch in American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag that is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, to hold personal items such as wallet/coins, keys, a mobile phone, books, a pen and paper, cosmetics and jewelry, a hairbrush, contraceptives, or pepper spray.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handbag in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handbag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tallulah Bankhead:

    I love your gown darling, but your handbag is on fire!

  2. Taraneh Moghaddam:

    I was desperate and had to carry the cash in my handbag to Iran.

  3. Rachmat Thomas:

    The success story about this pump is that it is all handcrafted, and the secret about this pump is that you can actually fold it up and put it into your handbag.

  4. Abigail Klem:

    We actually feel super optimistic because, I think, one, a lot of people support Ivanka, even across both political parties, and then I think a lot of other people feel like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know Ivanka had a shoe line.’ ‘Oh, I didn’t know she had a handbag line.’ And they’re buying it.

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