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English definition of “pocketbook”

pocketbook

noun [C]     /ˈpɒk.ɪt.bʊk/ US  /ˈpɑː.kɪt-/ US
a woman's handbag: I need a new pocketbook to go with these shoes.Containers for carrying personal possessions sb's pocketbook the money that someone has, or someone's ability to pay for things: These new tax arrangements will hit everyone's pocketbook. Voters don't all realize how much the results could affect their pocketbooks.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of pocketbook noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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