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wal·let / ˈwälit; ˈwô-/ • n. a pocket-sized, flat, folding holder for money and plastic cards. ∎ archaic a bag for holding provisions, esp. when traveling, typically used by peddlers and pilgrims.

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wallet bag for provisions for a journey, pilgrim's scrip, pedlar's pack XIV; (orig. U.S.) pocket-book to hold papers XIX. prob. — AN. *walet, perh. f. *wall- roll (see WELL1,2); see -ET.

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wallet

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