Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pocketbook”

See all translations

pocketbook

noun [C]  /ˈpɑk·ɪtˌbʊk/ ( also bag, handbag, purse) us  
a bag, often with a handle or a strap going over the shoulder, used esp. by women for carrying money and small items 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 sales tax hits consumers in the pocketbook.
Translations of “pocketbook”
in Korean 핸드백…
in Arabic حَقيبة يَدّ نِسائيّة…
in Portuguese bolsa feminina…
in Catalan bossa de mà…
in Japanese ハンドバッグ…
in Italian borsetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女用手提包…
in Russian женская сумка, карман, деньги…
in Turkish para cüzdanı, gelir, kazanç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女用手提包…
in Polish torebka, kieszeń…
(Definition of pocketbook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pocketbook?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pocketbook” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More