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Meaning of “wallet” in the English Dictionary

"wallet" in British English

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walletnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɒl.ɪt/  us   /ˈwɑː.lɪt/
A2 (US also billfold) a ​smallfoldingcase for ​carryingpapermoney, creditcards and other ​flatobjects, that can be ​carried in a ​pocket and is used ​especially by men: He ​pulled out a ​big, ​fat wallet ​stuffed with ​banknotes. US (UK purse) a ​smallcontainer for ​carryingcoins, ​papermoney, and creditcards, used ​especially by women a ​flat, ​foldingbag that is used for ​holdingdocuments, for ​examplepassports

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(Definition of wallet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wallet" in American English

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walletnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɑl·ɪt, ˈwɔ·lɪt/
a ​small, ​foldingcase for ​papermoney, ​creditcards (= ​plasticcards you use to ​buy things), other ​cards that you ​want to ​carry with you, and sometimes ​coins: a ​leather wallet
(Definition of wallet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wallet" in Business English

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walletnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɒlɪt/
a ​smallcase for ​carryingmoney, creditcards, and ​smallpersonaldocuments: Using ​video on your ​website will ​motivatepotentialbuyers to get out their wallet.
(Definition of wallet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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