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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POCKETBOOK

She had seen the little roll of bills in her mother's pocketbook.

Then he went deeper into his pocketbook and took out a small photograph.

He delved for the pocketbook, opened it—and found no certificate therein.

He took out the pocketbook once more and from it extracted a two-dollar bill.

I don't remember how it came about or how the pocketbook and the pencil came into my hands.

Well, he has stolen Mr. John's pocketbook and some jewelry belonging to him.

He took a card from his pocketbook, and gave it to the mother.

"Let this be mine, Gavin," answered Andrew, reaching for his pocketbook.

Don't you want to look in your pocketbook and see if everything is all right, sir?

You were to keep your eye on us until the pocketbook reached its owner.

WORD ORIGIN

also pocket-book, 1610s, originally a small book meant to be carried in one's pocket, from pocket (n.) + book (n.). Meaning "a booklike leather folder for papers, bills, etc." is from 1722. Meaning "a woman's purse" is from 1816.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POCKETBOOK

bag

nouncontainer for one's possesions

wallet

nounsmall container for personal items and money
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.