Handbag vs Wallet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between handbag and wallet

is that handbag is (mainly commonwealth) a small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items while wallet is a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.

As a verb handbag

is (british|transitive|humorous) figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of ).

handbag

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mainly Commonwealth) A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items.
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  • (uncountable) An anthemic subgenre of house music of the late 1980s, often with booming vocals.
  • Synonyms

    * (bag used by women) purse (North American) * (subgenre of house music) diva house, handbag house

    Hyponyms

    * man-bag, murse

    Derived terms

    * handbags at ten paces * hardbag * man-bag

    Verb

    (handbagg)
  • (British, transitive, humorous) Figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of ).
  • wallet

    English

    (wikipedia wallet)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
  • The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet .
  • (by extension, slang) A person's bank account or assets.
  • It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.
  • A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
  • I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet .
  • (archaic) A bag or pouch.
  • He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.

    Synonyms

    * billfold * pocketbook

    See also

    * purse

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