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Meaning of “pocketbook” in the English Dictionary

"pocketbook" in British English

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pocketbooknoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒk.ɪt.bʊk/  us   /ˈpɑː.kɪt-/ US
a woman's ​handbag: I need a new pocketbook to go with these ​shoes.sb's pocketbook the ​money that someone has, or someone's ​ability to ​pay for things: These new ​taxlaws will ​hit everyone's pocketbook. Voters don't all ​realize how much the ​results could ​affecttheir pocketbooks.
(Definition of pocketbook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pocketbook" in American English

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pocketbooknoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑk·ɪtˌbʊk/ (also bag, handbag, purse)
a bag, often with a ​handle or a ​strap going over the ​shoulder, used esp. by women for ​carryingmoney and ​smallitems such as ​keys: I have a ​map in my pocketbook. Someone’s pocketbook is that person's ​finances or ​ability to ​pay for something: The ​salestaxhitsconsumers in the pocketbook.
(Definition of pocketbook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pocketbook”
in Arabic حَقيبة يَدّ نِسائيّة…
in Korean 핸드백…
in Portuguese bolsa feminina…
in Catalan bossa de mà…
in Japanese ハンドバッグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女用手提包…
in Turkish para cüzdanı, gelir, kazanç…
in Russian женская сумка, карман, деньги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女用手提包…
in Italian borsetta…
in Polish torebka, kieszeń…
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