- a notebook for carrying in one's pocket.
- a wallet or billfold.
- pocketed calculus,
Origin of pocketbook
Examples from the Web for pocketbook
Seemingly possessed by demons, she would slip objects from the homes of rich people they visited into her pocketbook.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not many doctors are likely to reach for the pocketbook on that scale without quite a bit of deliberation.
Because they're not limited by their checkbook or pocketbook, they can buy a whole swath of products.
Republicans face increasing difficulty with the Hispanic vote for pocketbook reasons.
Pocketbook issues make Hispanics natural Democrats, not natural Republicans.
Holmes examined it for some time, and then, folding it carefully up, he placed it in his pocketbook.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
He gave them his pocketbook, which, he said, contained forty dollars.History of Linn County Iowa|Luther A. Brewer
After a glance at it I put the crumpled paper in my pocketbook.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
Some one must have been here recently and taken the pocketbook.The Woman of Mystery|Maurice Leblanc
He took my pocketbook, too, with two dollars and twenty-seven cents in it.The Landloper|Holman Day
noun US and Canadian
also pocket-book, 1610s, originally a small book meant to be carried in one's pocket, from pocket (n.) + book (n.). Meaning "a booklike leather folder for papers, bills, etc." is from 1722. Meaning "a woman's purse" is from 1816.