wallet

[ wol-it, waw-lit ]
/ ˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪt /

noun

a flat, folding pocketbook, especially one large enough to hold paper money, credit cards, driver's license, etc., and sometimes having a compartment for coins.
Chiefly British. a bag for carrying food, clothing, toilet articles, etc., during a journey; knapsack or rucksack.

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Origin of wallet

1350–1400; Middle English walet< ?

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wallet

briefcase, handbag, pocketbook, purse, valise, wallet
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British Dictionary definitions for wallet

wallet
/ (ˈwɒlɪt) /

noun

a small folding case, usually of leather, for holding paper money, documents, etc
a bag used to carry tools
archaic, mainly British a rucksack or knapsack

Word Origin for wallet

C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old English weallian, Old High German wallōn to roam, German wallen to go on a pilgrimage
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