shoulder bag


a handbag with shoulder strap attached.

Origin of shoulder bag

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for shoulder bag

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

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • I like to keep a couple handsful of rocks in my shoulder-bag, just in case.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow