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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
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; bill1 + fold1
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  • 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.
  • The card helps to keep all important medical information in one location and the card can easily be carried in a billfold.
  • Chained to his belt, was a billfold similar to that carried by truck drivers.
  • Police subsequently discovered that he was killed by a single bullet to his brain, and that his billfold was missing.
  • The money was not in her billfold when her body was discovered.
  • But the shock to the national billfold didn't end there.
British Dictionary definitions for billfold

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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