noun :UK and US /ˈhænd.bæɡ/ (US also purse)
A "handbag" is a larger accessory that holds objects beyond currency, such as personal items. The term handbag began appearing in the early 1900s. Initially, it was most often used to refer to men's hand-luggage. Women's bags grew larger and more complex during this period, and the term was attached to the accessory.