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purse US English

A small bag used especially by a woman to carry everyday personal items

purse US Thesaurus

a woman's purse

purse net US English

Another term for purse seine.

privy purse US English

(In the UK) an allowance from the public revenue for the monarch’s private expenses

purse seine US English

A seine that can be drawn into the shape of a bag using the line along the bottom of the net like the drawstring of a purse

beggar's purse US English

An appetizer consisting of a crêpe stuffed with a savory filling, typically caviar and crème fraiche

change purse US English

A small strapless purse used for carrying money

public purse US English

The funds raised by a government by taxation or other means

mermaid's purse US English

The horny egg case of a skate, ray, or small shark

purse-snatcher US English

A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it

shepherd's purse US English

A widely distributed white-flowered weed of the cabbage family, with triangular or heart-shaped seedpods

hold the purse strings US English

Have control of expenditure

tighten the purse strings US English

Restrict (or increase) the amount of money available to be spent

cutpurse US English

A pickpocket or thief

pickpurse US English

A person who stole from people’s purses or pockets

hold the purse strings in purse US English

Have control of expenditure

tighten the purse strings in purse US English

Restrict (or increase) the amount of money available to be spent

tighten or loosen the purse strings in purse US English

Restrict (or increase) the amount of money available to be spent