change purse

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "change purse":
singular change purse plural change purses American
a purse for coins

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • change purse — UK US noun [countable] [singular change purse plural change purses] american a purse for coins Thesaurus: containers for coins and banknoteshyponym bags and cases for carrying possessions …   Useful english dictionary

  • change purse — change purses N COUNT A change purse is a very small bag that people, especially women, keep their money in. [AM] (in BRIT, use purse) …   English dictionary

  • change purse — n AmE a small bag in which coins are kept British Equivalent: purse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • change purse — change ,purse noun count AMERICAN a small bag in which to keep coins. British purse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • change purse — noun (C) AmE a small bag in which coins are kept; purse 1 (1) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • purse — purse1 S3 [pə:s US pə:rs] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Late Latin; Origin: bursa; BURSAR] 1.) a) especially BrE a small bag in which women keep paper money, coins, cards etc American Equivalent: wallet ▪ Julie opened her handbag and took out her purse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purse — 1 noun 1 (C) BrE a small container for keeping coins in, made of leather, cloth, plastic etc, used especially by women; change purse AmE: She took a pound coin out of her purse. | Hayley snapped her purse shut. 2 (C) BrE a small flat leather… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • purse — purse1 [ pɜrs ] noun ** 1. ) count AMERICAN a small bag in which a woman carries money, keys, CREDIT CARDS, and personal objects: HANDBAG 2. ) singular money that is available to buy or pay for something: It was too expensive for my purse. the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • purse — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] purses, pursing, pursed 1) N COUNT A purse is a very small bag that people, especially women, keep their money in. [BRIT] Syn: wallet (in AM, use change purse) 2) N COUNT A purse is a small bag that women carry. [AM] She looked… …   English dictionary

  • purse — 1. noun /pɜː(ɹ)s/ a) A small bag for carrying money. And then muſt many a man occupie as farre as his purſe would reache, and ſtretche out his legges accordynge to the length of his couerlet. b) A small bag usually used by women for carrying… …   Wiktionary

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