Definitions for vest-pocket

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vest-pocket

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. designed to be carried in or as if in the pocket of a vest:

    a vest-pocket dictionary.

  2. contained in a small space; compact:

    a vest-pocket park.

Origin of vest-pocket:



  1. vest-pocket(Adjective)

    Small enough to be carried in a vest pocket or other small container.

    She carried a vest-pocket copy of the New Testament in her purse at all times.

  2. vest-pocket(Adjective)

    By extension, anything smaller than would ordinarily be expected.

    Levi's apartment was a vest-pocket Graceland; every inch of wall and shelf space was covered by Elvis memorabilia.

  3. Origin: From vest + pocket, referring to the pockets of a suit vest, which are only sized to hold watches, handkerchiefs, wallets, and similarly small items.


Find a translation for the vest-pocket definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these vest-pocket definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"vest-pocket." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for vest-pocket?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for vest-pocket: