Pocketbook



[pok-it-boo k] /ˈpɒk ɪtˌbʊk/

noun
1.
a woman’s purse or handbag.
2.
a person’s financial resources or means:
The price was out of reach of his pocketbook.
3.
Also, pocket book. a book, usually paperback, that is small enough to carry in one’s coat pocket.
4.
British.

/ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a small bag or case for money, papers, etc, carried by a handle or in the pocket
2.
(modifier) concerned with personal finance: pocketbook issues
n.

also pocket-book, 1610s, originally a small book meant to be carried in one’s pocket, from pocket (n.) + book (n.). Meaning “a booklike leather folder for papers, bills, etc.” is from 1722. Meaning “a woman’s purse” is from 1816.

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