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briefcase

[ breef-keys ]
/ ˈbrifˌkeɪs /
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noun
a flat, rectangular case with a handle, often of leather, for carrying books, papers, etc.

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Origin of briefcase

1925–30; brief (noun) + case2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH briefcase

briefcase , handbag, pocketbook, purse, valise, wallet

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British Dictionary definitions for briefcase

briefcase
/ (ˈbriːfˌkeɪs) /

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