Definitions for pocketbookˈpɒk ɪtˌbʊk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a woman's purse or handbag.
a person's financial resources or means:
out of reach of my pocketbook.
Also, pock′et book`. a book, usu. paperback, that is small enough to carry in a coat pocket.
Origin of pocketbook:
your personal financial means
"that car is too expensive for my pocketbook"
wallet, billfold, notecase, pocketbook(noun)
a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
pocketbook, pocket book, pocket edition(noun)
pocket-sized paperback book
bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse(noun)
a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
"she reached into her bag and found a comb"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a woman's purse
A woman's purse.
One's personal budget or economic capacity - the amount one can afford.
A small book, especially one that can fit in a pocket; a paperback; also a pocket book.
The publishers brought out small format pocketbooks of the whole of their nature series'.
A notebook that is small enough to fit in a pocket.
a small book or case for carrying papers, money, etc., in the pocket; also, a notebook for the pocket