billfold

noun
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 Despite its slim size — a key component for women's wallets that need to fit in a variety of purses — with 16 card slots, a clear ID slip, and two zippered pockets for cash and receipts, this billfold can fit all of your essentials. Claire Harmeyer, PEOPLE.com, 10 May 2022 For the woman whose billfold is overflowing with receipts, this classic leather wallet by Nisolo is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for moms who could use a minimalist upgrade. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2022 Inside were a pink billfold, stamps, fifty-year-old toothpaste, eye makeup. Ryan Katz, The New Yorker, 3 Jan. 2022 Dear Readers: Thank you for your heartfelt and humbling responses to Second Wife, who is bothered that her second husband continues to carry a photo of his late wife in his billfold. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Oct. 2021 Dear Readers: Thank you for your heartfelt and humbling responses to Second Wife, who is bothered that her second husband continues to carry a photo of his late wife in his billfold. cleveland, 23 Oct. 2021 Everyone remembers the vacuum-cleaner appetite that raged at that age, as lint fell out of the billfold. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2021 Originally $158, this light pink billfold is on sale for $79, down 50% from its original retail price. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 26 June 2020 Weight comes in right at 9.15 pounds, and the retail price is—grasp your billfold tightly—$11,581. Outdoor Life, 23 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Billfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billfold. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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billfold

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

Kids Definition of billfold

: wallet

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