briefcase

[ breef-keys ]
/ ˈbrifˌkeɪs /

noun

a flat, rectangular case with a handle, often of leather, for carrying books, papers, etc.

Origin of briefcase

1925–30; brief (noun) + case2

Can be confused

briefcase handbag pocketbook purse valise wallet
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briefcase

/ (ˈbriːfˌkeɪs) /

noun

a flat portable case, often of leather, for carrying papers, books, etc

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