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English definition of “purse”

purse

noun (CONTAINER)    /pɜːs/ US  /pɝːs/
A2 [C] UK a small container for money, usually used by a woman: a leather purse → Compare walletContainers for carrying personal possessions [C] US for handbagContainers for carrying personal possessions
(Definition of purse noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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