Handbag vs. Satchel

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Main Difference

The main difference between Handbag and Satchel is that the Handbag is a handled medium-to-large bag that is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, to hold personal items and Satchel is a bag.

  • Handbag (noun)

    A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items.

  • Handbag (noun)

    An subgenre of house music of the late 1980s, often with booming vocals.

  • Handbag (verb)

    Figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used of Margaret Thatcher). ety

  • Satchel (noun)

    A bag or case with one or two shoulder straps, especially used to carry books etc.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Handbag (noun)

    a small bag usually made of cloth, leather or a similar imitation material, and often having a strap to permit carrying it by slinging it over a shoulder, used by women to carry money and small personal items or accessories; as, she had to search under the cosmetics, hankies, and medicines in her handbag to find a comb.

  • Satchel (noun)

    A little sack or bag for carrying papers, books, or small articles of wearing apparel; a hand bag.

Webster Dictionary
  • Handbag (noun)

    a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women);

    "she reached into her bag and found a comb"

  • Satchel (noun)

    luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap

Princeton's WordNet

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