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An example use of purse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… somewhere around here in my purse the …”

meanings of purse


  1. A small bag for carrying money.
  2. A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
  3. A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items).
  4. A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.


  1. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
  2. To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
  3. To steal purses; to rob.
  4. To put into a purse.


  1. A surname​.

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