vest-pock·​et ˈvest-ˈpä-kət How to pronounce vest-pocket (audio)
: adapted to fit into the vest pocket
a vest-pocket edition of a book
: 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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“Vest-pocket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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