bill·​fold | \ ˈbil-ˌfōld How to pronounce billfold (audio) \

Definition of billfold

: a folding pocketbook for paper money : wallet

Examples of billfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Originally $158, this light pink billfold is on sale for $79, down 50% from its original retail price. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Rebecca Minkoff is having a huge sample sale—and it's up to 75% off," 26 June 2020 Weight comes in right at 9.15 pounds, and the retail price is—grasp your billfold tightly—$11,581. Outdoor Life, "The Best New Hunting Rifles of 2020," 23 Jan. 2020 The person found the bag in another, unlocked, locker, but their black leather billfold containing $300, a driver’s license and various credit cards was missing. Kimberly Fornek,, "Burr Ridge police blotter: Two thefts reported from lockers at Lifetime Fitness," 2 Aug. 2019 Shocked into wakefulness, Jimmy sat up and felt the billfold roll off to the ground. Larry Millett, Twin Cities, "From the archives: Murder-on-a-stick: A Pioneer Press serial mystery novel (Chapter 1)," 21 Aug. 2019 Someone also had used a debit card in the billfold to make $1,120 in purchases. Kimberly Fornek,, "Burr Ridge police blotter: Two thefts reported from lockers at Lifetime Fitness," 2 Aug. 2019 One of the passersby picked up the billfold and handed it back to the paramedic. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "The robber wore red boxers. His target: a paramedic at a hospital.," 30 July 2019 When a phone can do anything a wallet can, and a million things more, what’s the point of a billfold? Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?," 2 Aug. 2018 Of course there are accessories, including billfolds and card holders in leathers and exotic skins, and shoes cobbled in Italy. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Row’s Premier Menswear Collection Will Land in Stores in October," 27 Aug. 2018

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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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The first known use of billfold was in 1879

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“Billfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of billfold

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


bill·​fold | \ ˈbil-ˌfōld How to pronounce billfold (audio) \

Kids Definition of billfold

: wallet

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