/ˈpɑːkətˌbʊk/ noun, pl -books [count]
1 US, somewhat old-fashioned : a bag usually with handles and pockets that is used by women to carry money and personal belongings :purse, ↑handbag
2 US : the amount of money that someone has available to spend : someone's ability to pay for things

The restaurant has meals priced to suit every pocketbook. [=it has meals that everyone can afford]

People vote their pocketbooks. [=people vote according to how a candidate or issue will affect their financial situation]

3 Brit :notebook 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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