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pocketbook

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noun pock·et·book \ˈpä-kət-ˌbu̇k\

Simple Definition of pocketbook

  • : a bag usually with handles and pockets that is used by women to carry money and personal belongings

  • : the amount of money that someone has available to spend : someone's ability to pay for things

Full Definition of pocketbook

  1. 1 often pocket book :  a small especially paperback book that can be carried in the pocket

  2. 2 :  a flat typically leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or handbag

  3. 3 a :  purse b :  handbag 2

  4. 4 a :  financial resources :  income b :  economic interests

Examples of pocketbook

  1. <she pulled some lip balm out of her pocketbook>



1617

First Known Use of pocketbook

1617


2

pocketbook

adjective pock·et·book

Definition of pocketbook

  1. :  relating to or involving economic interests



1894

First Known Use of pocketbook

1894




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