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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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  • And then, the vanity case and the new hat were to be accounted for!

  • Who knows but these may have been forerunners of the "vanity case" in use to-day!

  • The vanity case I knew to be a fad of fashionable women, and had that been monogrammed, it might have proved a clue.

    The Gold Bag Carolyn Wells
  • Our vanity case has no lip stick, rouge or face powder; it only possesses a toothbrush and a bottle of fly dope.

  • I hated it, being alone with him there, and his looking so mussy, and my vanity case soaking from the river.

    Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard
  • Casting a suspicious, lightning glance at Janet, she snatched up the vanity case and covered the coin with her foot.

  • "You put the powder on then," Mollie suggested, and Amy reached for the vanity case.

  • I don't suppose there's a vanity case aboard this lugger--and mine went down with the poor little Scud!

  • Jostling the vanity case in her saddle pocket were two boxes of soft-nose, .22-long cartridges for the rifle.

    Skyrider B. M. Bower

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