Definitions

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  • noun A wallet.

Etymologies

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From French porte-monnaie.

Examples

  • Now that I'm grown up, and as I go about managing my own porte-monnaie, * I realize such exceptions eventually come at a price.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Now that I'm grown up, and as I go about managing my own porte-monnaie, * I realize such exceptions eventually come at a price.

    moule - French Word-A-Day

  • Stéphane: là, à priori, c'est de mon porte-monnaie qu'il s'agit.

    Back to San Francisco? — Climb to the Stars

  • Now that I'm grown up, and as I go about managing my own porte-monnaie,* I realize such exceptions eventually come at a price.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years.

    The Awakening

  • It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years.

    A Pair of Silk Stockings

  • By that time Fred had drawn forth my porte-monnaie.

    Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories

  • Without discovery I put what I washed into one, and was about slipping my porte-monnaie into the other, when my hand was caught with such a grip that I screamed right out.

    Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories

  • Has any one here lost this? 'he asked, holding up my porte-monnaie.

    Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories

  • I never hear the musical jingling of splintered glass, but my _porte-monnaie_ gives a convulsive throb in my breast-pocket.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

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