Meaning of “wallet” in the English Dictionary

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"wallet" in British English

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walletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɒl.ɪt/ us /ˈwɑː.lɪt/

A2 US also billfold a small folding case for carrying paper money, credit cards and other flat objects, that can be carried in a pocket and is used especially by men:

He pulled out a big, fat wallet stuffed with bank notes.

US UK purse a small container for carrying coins, paper money, and credit cards, used especially by women

a flat, folding bag that is used for holding documents, for example passports

More examples

  • This really isn't my day - my wallet was stolen this morning and now I've lost my car keys.
  • When he realized he'd lost his wallet, he retraced his footsteps .
  • He's gone and lost that wallet I gave him for his birthday.
  • Oh, there's my wallet. Thank God.
  • They acted honourably and returned the wallet.

(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, folding case for paper money, credit cards (= plastic cards 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 /ˈwɒlɪt/ us

a small case for carrying money, credit cards, and small personal documents:

Using video on your website will motivate potential buyers to get out their wallet.

(Definition of “wallet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)