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billfold

[bil-fohld] /ˈbɪlˌfoʊld/
noun
1.
a thin, flat, folding case, often of leather, for carrying paper money in the pocket and with fewer compartments than a wallet.
2.
wallet (def 1).
Also called, especially British, notecase.
Origin of billfold
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; bill1 + fold1
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billfold

/ˈbɪlˌfəʊld/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a small folding case, usually of leather, for holding paper money, documents, etc Also called (in Britain and other countries) wallet
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Word Origin and History for billfold
n.

1879, from bill (n.1) + fold, here perhaps short for folder.

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