vest-pocket

adjective
vest-pock·​et | \ ˈvest-ˈpä-kət How to pronounce vest-pocket (audio) \

Definition of vest-pocket

1 : adapted to fit into the vest pocket a vest-pocket edition of a book
2 : of very small size or scope

First Known Use of vest-pocket

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vest-pocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vest-pocket. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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