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vanity case

a small luggage bag or case for holding cosmetics or toiletries.
Also called vanity bag, vanity box.
Origin of vanity case
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She would have given a million dollars for a kimono and a vanity bag.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Rebecca Feist glanced at herself in the mirror of her vanity bag.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • Hilliard paused dramatically, like a conjurer who has just drawn a rabbit from a lady's vanity bag.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • St. is frightfully upset because her betrothed gave her the vanity bag for a birthday present and his photo was in it.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • She was sitting on a rock with her feet crossed, and she was inspecting her chin in the tiny mirror of her vanity bag.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • Our closet was stopped up and when the porter came to see what was the matter he found the vanity bag.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • Marion wound the string of her vanity bag so tightly round and round her index finger that her pink, polished nail turned purple.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • She unhooked her vanity bag from the bedpost, rooted in it, shook it, turned it inside out.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • She dives into her vanity bag and proceeds to retouch the scenic effects on her face.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for vanity bag

vanity bag

a woman's small bag or hand case used to carry cosmetics, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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