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A purse is a small bag that may refer to:

  • Coin purse, small pouch made for carrying coins
  • In British English, currency notes, credit cards, and other ID cards
  • Handbag, in American English
  • Money bag
  • Wallet

Purse may also refer to:

  • Purse (horse racing), the total amount of money paid out to the owners of horses racing at a particular track over a given period
  • Prize money, "purse", or "purse money", a monetary reward paid out to the crew of a ship for capturing an enemy vessel
  • Purse bid, in boxing the aggregate prize money
  • Purse (surname), a surname
  • Purse State Park, a state park in Charles County, Maryland
  • Privy Purse, money in the past British monarchy raised from the income of the Crown Estate lands and holdings
  • La Bourse ("purse" in French), a short story by French novelist Honoré de Balzac

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