bag: a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
A handbag or purse in American English, is a medium to large bag, that is often fashionably designed, typically used by women, and used to hold personal items such as wallet/coins, keys, gloves, cosmetics, a hairbrush, cellular device or personal digital assistant, feminine hygiene products, etc.
A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items; (transitive, humorous) Figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of Margaret Thatcher)
(handbags) Said jocularly in response to a particularly derogatory, bitchy or catty dialogue; calm down; cool it
(Handbags) a colloquialism, especially in the United Kingdom, used to describe an event where two or more players from opposing teams square up to each other in a threatening manner, or push and jostle each other in an attempt to assert themselves, without any actual violent conduct taking place.^67
(Handbags) A very important accessory.
(Handbags) Reference to any fighting, shoving, or slapping between two players that may or may not result in a red card
(Handbags) The particular style of football fight where players put on their meanest faces, puff out their cheeks and . . . push each other once or twice (sometimes near the face). ...