English Online Dictionary. What means wallet? What does wallet mean?
From Middle English walet (“bag, knapsack”), of uncertain origin. Possibly from an assumed Old Northern French *walet (“roll; bag; knapsack”), from Proto-Germanic *wal- (“to roll”). More at walk, well, wallow.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒlɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɑlət/, /ˈwɔlət/
- Rhymes: -ɒlɪt
wallet (plural wallets)
- A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
- (by extension, informal) A person's bank account or assets.
- (computing, finance) An e-wallet or digital wallet.
- A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
- (archaic) A bag or pouch.
- (slang) A person's buttocks (the area of the body nearest where one keeps one's wallet).
- Atwell, Etwall, all wet
- second-person plural subjunctive I of wallen