What does wallet mean?

Definitions for wallet
ˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪtwal·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wallet, billfold, notecase, pocketbooknoun

    a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money


  1. walletnoun

    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. walletnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Walletnoun

    Etymology: weallian , to travel, Saxon.

    Having entered into a long gallery, he laid down his wallet, and spread his carpet, in order to repose himself upon it. Add.

    Who would believe, that there were mountaineers
    Dew-lapt like bulls, whose throats had hanging at them
    Wallets of flesh. William Shakespeare.


  1. Wallet

    A wallet is a flat case or pouch often used to carry small personal items such as paper currency, credit cards; identification documents such as driver's license, identification card, club card; photographs, transit pass, business cards and other paper or laminated cards. Wallets are generally made of leather or fabrics, and they are usually pocket-sized and foldable. Wallets may include money clips, coin purses, a chain fastener, strap, or rein, or a zipper. There are specialized wallets for holding passports, wearable ID cards, and checkbooks. Some unusual wallets are worn on the wrist or shoe. Wallets may be used as a fashion accessory, or to demonstrate the style, wealth, or status of the owner.


  1. wallet

    A wallet is a small, flat case typically made of leather or fabric, used to carry personal items such as cash, credit cards, identification documents, photos, coins and other small essentials. It is designed to easily fit in a pocket or bag for easy accessibility and safety. In the digital context, a wallet can also refer to a software or device used to store and manage digital assets or cryptocurrencies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Walletnoun

    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. Walletnoun

    a pocketbook for keeping money about the person

  3. Walletnoun

    anything protuberant and swagging

  4. Etymology: [OE. walet, probably the same word as OE. watel a bag. See Wattle.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wallet

    wol′et, n. a bag for carrying necessaries on a journey: a knapsack: a pocket-book: a bag for tools: (Shak.) anything protuberant. [M. E. walet, possibly from watel, a bag.]

Editors Contribution

  1. wallet

    A type of product.

    Some men love to use a wallet and they choose them to meet their need so there are a wide variety on the market in different colors, styles and shapes.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wallet is ranked #80419 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wallet surname appeared 236 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wallet.

    92.3% or 218 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 5 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for wallet »

  1. all wet

  2. wellat

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wallet in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    She has made it very clear, she believes that she can make decisions for you better than you can make them for yourself, believe me, Hillary Clinton's coming for your wallet, everybody.

  2. Graham Buck:

    Newer market entrants that differentiate their offerings by service quality or value for money can capitalise on any complacency from their more established competitors and gain ground across market, mind and wallet share.

  3. George Goddard:

    Normally I’m the type of person tapping my pockets all the time but I didn’t want to in case it was really obvious, once we got to the top I went to get the ring and released my wallet was there but the ring wasn’t. I then realized there was a hole in the pocket meaning at some point on the walk the ring would have fallen out.’ He continued.

  4. Sean Currey:

    I would want someone to do the same thing for me if I lost my wallet.

  5. Breanne Martinez:

    I feel it's my fault because I have a heart condition as well, and I passed it along to him. Martinez had $510 in case, along with her ID and insurance cards, in her wallet when it was stolen. She said she left it next to the checkout to put Mason in his car seat. I cried in the middle of WinCo because I'm just thinking of all the things I'm not going to be able to provide for my son this month.

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  • D.Send
    See : French GALETTE, from norman GALET (XIII), from arabic KALIT .
    Word brought back from crusades. (also means flat pebble or pancake).
    LikeReply3 years ago

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