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pocketbook

noun pock·et·book \ ˈpä-kət-ˌbu̇k \

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 in a Sentence

  1. she pulled some lip balm out of her pocketbook

Recent Examples of pocketbook from the Web

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First Known Use of pocketbook

1617

pocketbook Synonyms


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pocketbook

adjective

Definition of pocketbook

:relating to or involving economic interests

First Known Use of pocketbook

1894



POCKETBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

pocketbook

noun

Definition of pocketbook for English Language Learners

  • : 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


POCKETBOOK Defined for Kids

pocketbook

noun pock·et·book \ ˈpä-kət-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of pocketbook for Students

1 :handbag
2 :the amount of money that someone has to spend
  • The price suits my pocketbook.


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