bill·fold | \ˈbil-ˌfōld \

Definition of billfold 

: a folding pocketbook for paper money : wallet

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Even the traditional leather billfold may be on its way out. Lydia Mulvany And Lindsey Rupp,, "As leather shoes drop out of favor, cattle hides pile up," 12 June 2018 Here are some cards to consider having in your billfold. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Travel Credit Cards That Carry You Farthest," 11 Apr. 2018 In the competitive world of eye-popping credit-card travel rewards, the way to maximize benefits these days is to load your billfold with multiple cards. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Travel Credit Cards That Carry You Farthest," 11 Apr. 2018 My change, some money that doesn’t make noise and my billfold. Joe Soucheray, Twin Cities, "Soucheray: My cabbie’s name was Abdi. My TSA headaches suddenly seemed small," 31 Jan. 2017 Bigger billfold bargains exist, too — ranging from the Angels to the A’s. Bryce Miller,, "Padres '5-Win' ticket plan falls short of potential," 22 May 2017 Producer Snuff Garrett, a ninth-grade dropout from Texas and a canny music-biz lifer, sometimes motivated musicians while recording by taking out his billfold and ostentatiously sniffing his wad of cash. Rob Tannenbaum, Billboard, "Cher's 'Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves': Why It's One of the 20th Century's Greatest Songs," 19 May 2017 And, outside a minor paunch and a rapidly expanding billfold, there's nothing heavy about him. Michael Arace,, "From The Courant Archives: 1993 Profile Of Chris Berman Includes Story Of Meeting Wife," 10 May 2017 My knight gets out, comes to the door and hands me my billfold. Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Sainted & Tainted: Great music and a good deed," 11 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of billfold

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for billfold

short for earlier billfolder

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English Language Learners Definition of billfold

: a small folding case that holds paper money and credit cards


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Kids Definition of billfold

: wallet

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