vest-pocket

adjective

vest-pock·​et ˈvest-ˈpä-kət How to pronounce vest-pocket (audio)
1
: adapted to fit into the vest pocket
a vest-pocket edition of a book
2
: of very small size or scope

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vest-pocket was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Vest-pocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vest-pocket. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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