wallet

noun wal·let \ ˈwä-lət \

Definition of wallet

1 :a bag for carrying miscellaneous articles while traveling
2 a :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)
(2) :folder 3a
3 :resources, funds
  • a shopping mall that seems to swallow your wallet
  • —Karen Wright

Examples of wallet in a Sentence

  1. She paid the bill and tucked her wallet back into her pocket.

  2. He pulled a few bills out of his wallet.

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Origin and Etymology of wallet

Middle English walet



WALLET Defined for English Language Learners

wallet

noun

Definition of wallet for English Language Learners

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


WALLET Defined for Kids

wallet

noun wal·let \ ˈwä-lət \

Definition of wallet for Students

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


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