- Archaic a knapsack
- a flat pocketbook, as of leather, with compartments for paper money, cards, etc.; billfold
Origin of walletMiddle English walet from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A flat pocket-sized folding case, usually made of leather, for holding paper money, cards, or photographs; a billfold.
Origin of walletMiddle English walet knapsack possibly from Old North French walet roll, knapsack ; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- (by extension, slang) A person's bank account or assets.
- It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.
- 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.
- (archaic) A bag or pouch.
- He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.