clutch bag
noun Date: 1949 a woman's small usually strapless handbag

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clutch bag — clutch′ bag n. clo clutch I, 12) Also called clutch′ purse …   From formal English to slang

  • clutch bag — n a small bag that women carry in their hand, used especially on formal social occasions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clutch bag — noun a woman s strapless purse that is carried in the hand • Syn: ↑clutch • Hypernyms: ↑bag, ↑handbag, ↑pocketbook, ↑purse * * * noun : a woman s small usually strapless handbag * * * clutch ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • clutch bag — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms clutch bag : singular clutch bag plural clutch bags a small bag with no handles or strap that a woman uses for carrying money and personal things, especially at formal social events …   English dictionary

  • clutch bag — clutch (def. 15). Also called clutch purse. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • clutch bag — (N. Amer. also clutch) noun a slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap …   English new terms dictionary

  • clutch bag — noun (C) a small bag that women carry in their hand, used especially on formal social occasions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clutch bag — /ˈklʌtʃ bæg/ (say kluch bag) noun a woman s handbag with no handles …   Australian English dictionary

  • clutch bag — noun A small handbag without a shoulder strap, designed to be held in the hand …   Wiktionary

  • clutch — clutch1 or clutch bag [kluch] vt. [ME clucchen < OE clyccan, to clench (infl. in meaning by ME cloke, a claw) < IE * glek (> CLING) < base * gel : see CLIMB] 1. to grasp, seize, or snatch with a hand or claw 2. to grasp or hold… …   English World dictionary

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