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Topic: CLOTHES AND FASHION

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Anglo-French walet 'traveler's bag'

wallet

noun
     
wallet
wal‧let [countable]
1DC a small flat case, often made of leather, that you carry in your pocket, for holding paper money, bank cards etc [= billfold AmE; ↪ purse]
in your wallet
I've only got about £10 in my wallet.
He took a credit card out of his wallet.
2B British English a case for documents, often made of leather or plastic
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