Etymology: Modern English pook, derived from Parisian dialect of etiquette & couture pouqué, combined modern words of purse and hook.
Date: circa 1920’s
1: pursehook is a type of portable hook meant to temporarily secure a purse or handbag to a table, sink or armrest
2. a line of couture pursehooks designed in Vancouver, Canada; fashion authority; keeping up-to-date with current runway trends
3. a fabulous promotional item for bars, restaurants, events, corporate brands
4. great as a treat to yourself, fabulous as gifts to your moms, girlfriends, sisters and girlfriends for guys
5. slang: "pooq me up": the precious trinket that lifts your purse and mood
A group of social butterflies are sitting down at a trendy restaurant. One of the girls takes her POOQ out of her purse, places it on the edge of the table, and effortlessly slings her purse on the hook.
"What is that?"
"It's a POOQ! It holds my purse up so I don't have to put it on the ground and it stays right beside me."
"WOW! Where can I get one?"
"www.pooqmeup.com. They design a couture collection of POOQs every fashion season! You gotta check it out!"