billfold vs pocketbook what difference

what is difference between billfold and pocketbook

English

Etymology

bill +‎ fold

Noun

billfold (plural billfolds)

  1. A small, folding sleeve or case designed to hold paper currency, as well as credit cards, pictures, etc.
    Bill had so many pictures of his family stuffed into his billfold that it barely fit into his pocket.

Synonyms

  • (folding case for holding currency) pocketbook, wallet

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English

Alternative forms

  • pocket-book, pocket book

Etymology

From pocket +‎ book, popularized in its sense as a paperback by the success of Pocket Books in the United States after its 1939 launch.

Noun

pocketbook (plural pocketbooks)

  1. (US) A woman’s purse.
  2. (dated) A wallet for paper money.
  3. (figuratively) One’s personal budget or economic capacity – the amount one can afford.
  4. (uncommon) A small book, particularly (US) a paperback or (Britain) notebook able to fit into a pocket.

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Derived terms

  • pocketbook issue

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