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1pocketbook

noun pock·et·book \ˈpä-kət-ˌbk\

: 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
often pocket book :  a small especially paperback book that can be carried in the pocket
2
:  a flat typically leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or handbag
3
a :  purse
b :  handbag 2
4
a :  financial resources :  income
b :  economic interests

Examples of POCKETBOOK

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

First Known Use of POCKETBOOK

1617

2pocketbook

adjective

Definition of POCKETBOOK

:  relating to or involving economic interests

First Known Use of POCKETBOOK

1894

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