pocket book

pocketbook

[pok-it-book]
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.
a.
a notebook for carrying in one's pocket.
b.
a wallet or billfold.

Origin:
1610–20; pocket + book

briefcase, handbag, pocketbook, purse, valise, wallet.
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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

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