They are 2 different things. A purse is small to hold your money. This goes in your handbag with any other stuff you need to carry with you.
I know that what freecampingaussie says is true, but I have always called my handbag a purse. I think I learned it that way from my mom and just kept using it.
I believe it's personal preference or what you grew up hearing. Webster's Dictionary defines them as follows:
Handbag: a bag held in the hand or hung from a shoulder strap and used for carrying small personal articles and money
Purse: a small bag for money (2) : a receptacle (as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects
Mostly I say purse, even though it's the size of a tote bag sometimes! Occasionally I say to one of the kids "grab my pocketbook", meaning my purse.
I call them both. I like handbag better, but generally say purse.
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by Christa Swope 4 years ago
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by DONASHA 8 years ago
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