Is pocketbook a common term for wallet in AmEng vernacular, or is it primarily recognized as another word for "purse/handbag"?
If indeed a relatively commonly used word for "wallet/billfold," how do these terms differ from each other?
1. A purse; a handbag.
- A pocket-sized folder or case used to hold money and papers; a billfold American Heritage® Dictionary
1: often pocket book : a small especially paperback book that can be carried in the pocket
2: a flat typically leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or handbag
3 a : purse b : handbag 2 M-W
: (a) carnet; (b) NAm: (ii) portefeuille; (iii) sac à main; (c) NAm: livre de poche (Source: Harrap's New Shorter French and English Dictionary)
US A wallet, purse, or handbag: she dug a couple of aspirin out of her pocketbook ODO
a notebook for carrying in one's pocket.
a wallet or billfold . Random House
A flat pocket-sized folding case, usually made of leather, for holding paper money, cards, or photographs; a billfold.
A folding pocket-sized case for carrying paper money, small personal documents, and sometimes change.