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pock·et·book

 (pŏk′ĭt-bo͝ok′)
n.
1. A purse; a handbag.
2. A pocket-sized folder or case used to hold money and papers; a billfold.
3. Financial resources; money supply: prices to fit your pocketbook.
4. often pocket book A pocket-sized, usually paperbound book. Also called pocket edition.

pocketbook

(ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk)
n
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.

poc•ket•book

(ˈpɒk ɪtˌbʊk)

n.
1. a woman's purse or handbag.
2. a person's financial resources or means: out of reach of my pocketbook.
3. Also, pock′et book`. a book, usu. paperback, that is small enough to carry in a coat pocket.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocketbook - your personal financial meanspocketbook - your personal financial means; "that car is too expensive for my pocketbook"
means, substance - considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
2.pocketbook - a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper moneypocketbook - a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
3.pocketbook - pocket-sized paperback bookpocketbook - pocket-sized paperback book    
4.pocketbook - a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)pocketbook - a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
clasp - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
clutch bag, clutch - a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
etui - small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
evening bag - a handbag used with evening wear
reticule - a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
shoulder bag - a large handbag that can be carried by a strap looped over the shoulder
Translations
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pocketbook

[ˈpɒkɪtbʊk] N
1. (= notebook) → cuaderno m
2. (US) (= handbag) → bolso m, cartera f (LAm); (= wallet) → cartera f, billetero m; (= purse) → monedero m

pocketbook

[ˈpɒkɪtbʊk] n
(= wallet) → portefeuille m
(= notebook) → carnet m
(US) (= handbag) → sac m à mainpocket calculator ncalculatrice f de poche, calculette fpocket dictionary ndictionnaire m de pochepocket knife ncanif mpocket money nargent m de poche
£8 a week pocket money → huit livres d'argent de poche par semainepocket-sized [ˈpɒkɪtsaɪzd] pocket-size [ˈpɒkɪtsaɪz] adj [book, computer] → au format de poche

pocketbook

[ˈpɒkɪtˌbuk] n (wallet) → portafoglio; (notebook) → taccuino (Am) (handbag) → borsetta; (paperback) → tascabile m
References in classic literature ?
His playfellow for the time being put a shawl or a handkerchief over his head, so as to prevent him from seeing, and then hid among the furniture a pocketbook, or a cigar-case, or a purse, or anything else that happened to be at hand, leaving the dog to find it, with his keen sense of smell to guide him.
Receiving the copy from him, she felt mechanically in her apron for her pocketbook.
My pocketbook is stuffed with the old coinage, and it's a stubborn thing.
and the count began bustling to get out his pocketbook.
With those words, Captain Wragge opened his pocketbook and wrote down the address from Noel Vanstone's dictation, as follows: "Admiral Bartram, St.
George glanced up and down the car to be sure no one was looking, then took out his pocketbook and counted his money.
I know he deposited a pocketbook with the purser, and I happened to be standing by when he received it back.
Now, then," said Villefort, placing the letter in his pocketbook, "I must have another
Taking from his clothing a small red-leather pocketbook, one-half of which was leaved for memoranda, he discovered that he was without a pencil.
He held out his open pocketbook to Amelia while he spoke.
When time for payment arrives, if you exhibit a familiarity with legal rates you come to know what contempt is; if you find that you have left your pocketbook behind you are made to realise the mildness of Dante's imagination.
When he was dressed, Stepan Arkadyevitch sprinkled some scent on himself, pulled down his shirt-cuffs, distributed into his pockets his cigarettes, pocketbook, matches, and watch with its double chain and seals, and shaking out his handkerchief, feeling himself clean, fragrant, healthy, and physically at ease, in spite of his unhappiness, he walked with a slight swing on each leg into the dining-room, where coffee was already waiting for him, and beside the coffee, letters and papers from the office.