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 : billfoldb : 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) (2) : folder 3a
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.
Recent Examples of wallet from the Web
Miami’s Design District has a plan to convince shoppers of Rolexes and Prada purses to linger a little longer: The way to their wallets is through their stomach.
Now the party elite will literally be suborned at an event conjoining his public duties and the fattening of his own wallet.
Undertaken in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles, the study aimed to identify broad patterns in the things people carried in their wallets, pockets and purses on a daily basis.
Sometime between 9 p.m. on May 24 and 7 a.m. on May 25 an unknown individual stole a wallet with $40 and various credit cards from an unlocked automobile parked in the 500 block of Dorset Place.
Rave to him for leaving it next to my car sans phone, a bit of cash and my street clothes, but leaving my car keys in the bag and purse, wallet and case of wine in my car untouched.
The cop Imposing in size, but naturally affable, Driver carries in his wallet a folded sheet of paper.
Best's wallet and several personal items remain missing.
A black Coach wallet, valued at $100, containing cash, a driver's license, various credit cards and other miscellaneous cards, was reported stolen from an unattended purse at Cooper's Hawk, 798 W. Algonquin Road, on March 31.
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Origin and Etymology of wallet
Middle English walet
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
WALLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wallet for English Language Learners
: a small folding case that holds paper money, credit cards, etc.
WALLET Defined for Kids
Definition of wallet for Students
: a small flat case for carrying paper money and personal papers
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