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
"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!"