Mainly British. A pointless and worthless argument, deriving from the image of old ladies having a handbag (purse) fight at the bus stop.
"Oh, put your handbags away".
1. To shove or push someone in the face. Unlike striking.
No punches were thrown, only some handbags.
A boyfriend or girlfriend who is clingy or possessive or follows their boyfriend/girlfriend around all the time (including those that constantly text to 'see what you are up to' in other words check up on you)
"Steven follows me around all the time but seriously, I have a handbag and I don't need any more accessories" Said Kylie.
"I can see how this is going to go" replied Sara "He's a total handbag"
What a wife calls her gay Husband.
There goes Lisa with her handbag.
what you say to someone who gets all uppity when you make some jibe. Picture little old ladies raising their handbags in front of them and going "oooOOOOOooo"
TM: "...you're like their poster boy."
S: "WHAT? I can't believe you are saying that. In fact in the last two weeks i've taken the initiative to organise peeps I know to get to a private-party-in-a-club called Traffik, and to an upcoming Latin-inspired outdoor dance festival. Most people know which is my favourite venue (and, incidentally, I know which is most other peoples favourite as well because they've told me so, but there's always the odd one out) but that hasn't precluded me from going to loads of other clubs and events in the past just as it won't in the future..."
TM: "oooOOOOOooo! Ok man - don't have a hernia"
An emasculated man; a man who lets his girlfriend or wife carry his balls around in her purse.
"Dave is such a hand bag, his girlfriend made him stop drinking."
A girls gay pal who unexpectedly turns up on your date
'How did you get on up Byres Rd?'
'Oh she brought her handbag Kieran!'