vest-pocket

[ vest-pok-it ]
/ ˈvɛstˌpɒk ɪt /

adjective

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

Origin of vest-pocket

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for vest-pocket

vest-pocket

noun

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