- a handbag with shoulder strap attached.
Origin of shoulder bag
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for shoulder bag
I like to keep a couple handsful of rocks in my shoulder-bag, just in case.Little Brother
He packed a shoulder-bag, took a couple more painkillers, and walked out into the living room.Makers
While I was engaged in doing so he opened my shoulder-bag and eyed its contents curiously.Six Months at the Cape