shoulder bag

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  1. a handbag with shoulder strap attached.

Origin of shoulder bag

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby shoulder bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shoulder bag in a sentence

  • He noticed that each of them was wearing a little shoulder bag—a Marine Corps first-aid pouch—slung from a webbing strap.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
  • When he looked again, they were all up on it, and Mitzi was showing the court what she had in her shoulder bag.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
  • While I was engaged in doing so he opened my shoulder-bag and eyed its contents curiously.

    Six Months at the Cape | R.M. Ballantyne
  • I like to keep a couple handsful of rocks in my shoulder-bag, just in case.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
  • He packed a shoulder-bag, took a couple more painkillers, and walked out into the living room.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow