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10 Words That Will Immediately Make You Sound Old

Reader's Digest Logo By Jennifer Brozak of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: This European word dates way back to the 1600s, when it was used to describe a small bag used to carry coins. The name comes from—you guessed it—a small book that used to be carried in one's pocket, and also held bank notes and money. While your grandmother might still use the term, younger women tend to call their bags 'purses' or 'handbags.' Watch out for these fashion mistakes that are making you look older, too.

Pocketbook

This European word dates way back to the 1600s, when it was used to describe a small bag used to carry coins. The name comes from—you guessed it—a small book that used to be carried in one's pocket, and also held bank notes and money. While your grandmother might still use the term, younger women tend to call their bags 'purses' or 'handbags.' Watch out for these fashion mistakes that are making you look older, too.
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