Definitions for walletˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wal•letˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪt(n.)

  1. a flat, folding case with compartments for paper money and other items, as credit cards, driver's license, and sometimes coins, carried in a pocket or handbag.

  2. Brit. a bag for carrying articles during a journey.

    Category: British

Origin of wallet:

1350–1400; ME walet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wallet, billfold, notecase, pocketbook(noun)

    a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wallet(noun)ˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪt

    a leather container for money, credit cards, etc.

    He put his wallet in his pocket.


  1. wallet(Noun)

    A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.

    The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet.

  2. wallet(Noun)

    A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.

    I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet.

  3. Origin: walet. Of uncertain origin. Possibly from an assumed *walet "bag, knapsack", of origin, from wal-. More at walk, well, wallow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wallet(noun)

    a bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack

  2. Wallet(noun)

    a pocketbook for keeping money about the person

  3. Wallet(noun)

    anything protuberant and swagging


  1. Wallet

    A wallet, or billfold, is a small, flat case that is used to carry personal items such as cash, credit cards, identification documents, photographs, gift cards, business cards and other paper or laminated cards. Wallets are generally made of leather or fabrics, and they are usually pocket-sized but not always foldable.

Translations for wallet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small (usually folding) case made of soft leather, plastic etc, carried in the pocket and used for holding (especially paper) money, personal papers etc

He has lost all his money; – his wallet has been stolen.

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