wallet

noun
wal·​let | \ ˈwä-lət How to pronounce wallet (audio) \

Definition of wallet

1 : a bag for carrying miscellaneous articles while traveling
2a : a folding pocketbook with compartments for personal papers and usually unfolded paper money also : billfold
b : a container that resembles a money wallet: such as
(1) : a usually flexible folding case fitted for carrying specific items (such as tools or fishing flies)
3 : resources, funds a shopping mall that seems to swallow your wallet— Karen Wright

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Synonyms for wallet

Synonyms

carry-on, carryall, grip, handbag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, traveling bag

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Examples of wallet in a Sentence

She paid the bill and tucked her wallet back into her pocket. He pulled a few bills out of his wallet.

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So master blenders face a mighty tall task of consistently coming up with distinct, high-quality whiskies that satisfy people’s palettes (and shareholders’ wallets). Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here Comes the World’s First AI-Generated Whisky," 10 May 2019 Instead of that worst-case scenario, Luck's wallet was returned to him by a complete stranger. Andrew Hussey, Indianapolis Star, "Stranger returns Andrew Luck's lost wallet — intact," 6 July 2018 Flying doesn’t come cheap—for your wallet or the planet. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Book a Flight and This App Will Offset Your CO2 Emissions for Free," 1 May 2019 While the base price of just under $39,000 is reasonable, getting the specs comparable to the competition will require you to dig deeper into your wallet. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Luxury on a budget: The Lexus NX 300h hybrid reviewed," 14 Oct. 2018 The time has come upon us to open up our wallets, refresh deals sites, and get ready to shop all the best sales ahead of the holiday shopping season. Natt Garun, The Verge, "All the best tech deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018," 15 Nov. 2018 Then again, persuading cynics like me to open our wallets again is probably an even tougher job from the developer's side. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "F1 2018: More than a great game, it’s an interactive history lesson," 17 Aug. 2018 But even if the city’s resident plutocrats open their wallets, that option is unlikely to bring in more than a few hundred million. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "The Rays' Proposed New Stadium Looks Beautiful, But Who Is Going to Pay for It?," 11 July 2018 Conscious consumerism may sound too good to be true, but your wallet is an untapped super power. Jane Mosbacher Morris, Marie Claire, "5 Easy Ways to Use Your Wallet to Create Real Change," 31 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of wallet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wallet

Middle English walet

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The first known use of wallet was in the 14th century

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wallet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wallet

: a small folding case that holds paper money, credit cards, etc.

wallet

noun
wal·​let | \ ˈwä-lət How to pronounce wallet (audio) \

Kids Definition of wallet

: a small flat case for carrying paper money and personal papers

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