pock·​et-size ˈpä-kət-ˌsīz How to pronounce pocket-size (audio)
variants or less commonly pocket-sized
: of a size convenient for carrying in the pocket
: small

Examples of pocket-size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearby, an older woman who was resting on a bench handed me a pocket-size edition of the Zohar, from the Kabbalah Centre. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 30 Aug. 2023 Add a pocket-size American Red Cross Emergency First Aid Guide or download the free Red Cross emergency app. Jeastman, oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2023 This book is a pocket-size pep talk for high-achieving and aspiring individuals. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 25 Aug. 2023 Dark Painted Woodwork Just off the dining room, Bambi carved out a 7- by 7-foot space for a pocket-size library. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Country Living, 23 Aug. 2023 Each day of the week has its own portable, pocket-size case that can be removed from the box and carried on its own for day trips or hikes. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Aug. 2023 However, this pocket-size stain remover can help remove stains in seconds by using a microfiber pad that lifts and absorbs them to leave your clothes looking brand new. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 8 July 2023 But his family’s economic situation in Mumbai, India (then Bombay) in the 1950s and 1960s steered him to engineering—specifically electronics, thanks to his interest in recent innovations embodied in the pocket-size transistor radio. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Apr. 2022 The Handel selections, accompanied by a pocket-size chamber orchestra, were characteristically vibrant, which was all the more haunting in the concert’s context. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pocket-size was in 1797

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“Pocket-size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocket-size. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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variants also pocket-sized
: of a size convenient for carrying in the pocket

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