from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A folding pocket-sized case for carrying paper money, small personal documents, and sometimes change.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, folding sleeve or case designed to hold paper currency, as well as credit cards, pictures, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A small, thin, flat container, usually made of leather or imitation leather, having a pocket of a size just large enough to hold paper currency and folded over once to fit in the pocket of one's clothing; it is a type of wallet, but having fewer compartments than the typical wallet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
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The prettiest thing is my new billfold, which is a gorgeous shade of bright green!
He confesses that he once found his billfold "in the cheese drawer of the refrigerator."
I have heard that wrapping the billfold with a heavy rubber band helps.
I'm confused ... can someone explain to me how a billfold can be 'picked' from a front, tight jean pocket?
Bateman's own billfold stuffer proved comparatively inadequate—merely "bone" in hue with a "Silian Rail" lettering.
He approached a kiosk, plucked a copy of the Times, and reached for his billfold.
He pulled a ten from his billfold and approached a homeless man who was seated with his back to the wall of a soup kitchen.
It was a busy Thursday night, and after serving what to her appeared to be a trustworthy family of four, she cheerfully left the billfold and check for them to pay when they were ready.
Not too long after this, she returned to this family's table and found that they had left the building, taking the billfold and check with them.
Though wallet, pan, and catalogue all made it into the show, Kitnick admits that he wouldn't carry such a "dorky" billfold himself.
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