Pronunciation: (pok'it-book"), [key]
1. a woman's purse or handbag.
2. a person's financial resources or means: The price was out of reach of his pocketbook.
3. Also,pock'et book".a book, usually paperback, that is small enough to carry in one's coat pocket.
a. a notebook for carrying in one's pocket.
b. a wallet or billfold.
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