Definition of wallet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɒlɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːlɪt//
    , NAmE//ˈwɔːlɪt//
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  1. 1  (North American English also billfold) a small flat folding case made of leather or plastic used for keeping paper money and credit cards in See related entries: Accessories
  2. 2(British English) a flat leather, plastic or cardboard case for carrying documents in a document wallet
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a bag for provisions): probably via Anglo-Norman French from a Germanic word related to the noun well. The current sense (originally US) dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples He carried a photo of his children in his wallet. He pulled a €50 note out of his fat wallet. a wallet containing more than £100 a wallet stuffed with fifty-dollar bills a wallet containing credit cards
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