[ vest-pok-it ]

  1. designed to be carried in the pocket of the vest, in a purse, or in a similarly small space; miniature: a vest-pocket dictionary.

  2. very small: a vest-pocket version of Versailles.

Origin of vest-pocket

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby vest-pocket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vest-pocket in a sentence

  • He's sure he stuck it in his vest pocket when he blew in, but it ain't there.

    From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for vest-pocket


  1. (modifier) mainly US small enough to fit into a waistcoat pocket

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