billfold

[bil-fohld]
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:
1890–95, Americanism; bill1 + fold1

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billfold (ˈbɪlˌfəʊld)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and other countries): wallet a small folding case, usually of leather, for holding paper money, documents, etc

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billfold
1895, from bill (1) + fold, here perhaps short for folder.
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Example sentences
While she was inspecting the compartments in my billfold, her cell phone rang.
Mario pulled an old leather billfold out of the pocket of his jeans.
The suspect took her billfold and fled northbound on foot.
His billfold was in the home, and the home was not in disarray.
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