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Noun: handbag  'hand,bag
  1. A container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    "she reached into her handbag and found a comb";
    - bag, pocketbook, purse
Verb: handbag (handbagged,handbagging)  'hand,bag
Usage: UK, informal
  1. (of a woman) make a fierce verbal attack on someone
    "Thatcher's domineering style was to polarize issues and trash all opponents, as she handbagged her way through the 1980s"

Derived forms: handbagging, handbags, handbagged

Type of: container

Encyclopedia: Handbag