Dorothy bag

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Dorothy bag (plural Dorothy bags)

  1. A woman’s handbag gathered at the top by a drawstring whose loops are used as a handle; traditionally used by bridesmaids to carry confetti
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 95:
      Pulling out a letter from her dorothy bag she beguiled the tediousness of waiting by perusing distraitly its contents.