Pocketbook Pock"et*book`, n. A small book or case for carrying papers, money, etc., in the pocket; also, a notebook for the pocket. [1913 Webster]

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  • pocketbook — (n.) 1610s, originally a small book meant to be carried in one s pocket, from POCKET (Cf. pocket) (n.) + BOOK (Cf. book) (n.). Meaning a booklike leather folder for papers, bills, etc. is from 1722. Meaning a woman s purse is from 1816 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pocketbook — [n] accessory for carrying personal items bag, clutch, frame, handbag, hide, leather, pouch, purse, reticule, suitcase, wallet; concepts 446,450 …   New thesaurus

  • pocketbook — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a notebook. 2) US a wallet, purse, or handbag …   English terms dictionary

  • pocketbook — [päk′it book΄] n. 1. a) a case or folder, as of leather, for carrying money and papers in one s pocket; billfold ☆ b) a pocket purse formerly used by men ☆ 2. a woman s purse or handbag 3. monetary resources …   English World dictionary

  • pocketbook — (AmE) noun VERB + POCKETBOOK ▪ open (often figurative) ▪ The government opened its pocketbook to the US military. ▪ hit sb in ▪ Increased maintenance costs are hitting building owners in the pocketbooks …   Collocations dictionary

  • pocketbook — [[t]pɒ̱kɪtbʊk[/t]] pocketbooks 1) N COUNT You can use pocketbook to refer to people s concerns about the money they have or hope to earn. [AM, JOURNALISM] People feel pinched in their pocketbooks and insecure about their futures. ...the voters… …   English dictionary

  • pocketbook — n. (AE) handbag to carry a pocketbook * * * (AE) [ handbag ] to carry a pocketbook …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pocketbook — pock|et|book [ˈpɔkıtbuk US ˈpa: ] n 1.) AmE the amount of money that you have, or your ability to pay for things British Equivalent: pocket ▪ The aim was to provide a car for every age and pocketbook . ▪ Older voters are most concerned about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pocketbook — pock|et|book [ pakıt,buk ] noun count AMERICAN 1. ) an amount of money you have to spend: We sell gifts priced for every pocketbook. pocketbook issues 2. ) a woman s PURSE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pocketbook — UK [ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk] / US [ˈpɑkɪtˌbʊk] noun [countable] Word forms pocketbook : singular pocketbook plural pocketbooks American 1) a) a wallet b) an amount of money that you have to spend 2) a handbag …   English dictionary

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