Definition of billfold in US English:



North American
  • A wallet, typically made of leather, especially a thin one with few compartments.

    • ‘When Matusky walked into U.S. Technologies' offices in downtown Washington, he opened the meeting by whipping the fake million-dollar bill out of his billfold with a flourish.’
    • ‘Andi reached into one of her mangled pockets and pulled out an unfamiliar billfold.’
    • ‘Carly took her billfold from a jacket pocket, took out a business card and handed it to Bob.’
    • ‘I picked up the brown leather billfold and threw it at him, landing neatly in his hand.’
    • ‘As the generous host says to the guest taking out his billfold: ‘Your money isn't worth anything here.’’
    • ‘I didn't even remember my name until I found my billfold this morning.’
    • ‘Shoving the billfold in his jeans pocket, he replaced the board and began inching the dresser back into place when he heard a noise in the hall outside.’
    • ‘He had an infectious way of making a charlatan believable, a Lothario's wooing credible, a swindler's eventual revelation of a heart behind his billfold totally convincing.’
    • ‘Unless you have a gold mine paying off, an oil well gushing, or a Broadway agent sugar daddy frosting your billfold, Rupert and his avaricious rubes want little or nothing to do with you.’
    • ‘I get out my billfold (Minus my driver's license) and not having any ones, I hand the man a five-dollar bill.’
    • ‘Girls carrying billfolds were more of something found in the city.’
    • ‘I carry all the funny little pink and yellow and orange currencies of the world, in my pants pockets, my wallet, and stuffed in my back-up billfold.’
    • ‘‘No,’ he says, laughing, tugging at a picture under the billfold.’
    • ‘Two weeks later, Erianne was cleaning out the small bag she carried with her everywhere when she came across a thin, black leather billfold.’
    • ‘Who wouldn't resent the fact that your art and hard work have fed a lot of wallets, while your own billfold stayed hungry?’
    • ‘She reaches into her inside jacket pocket and removes a billfold.’
    • ‘How can I help you sir,’ Edgar said as he noticed his visitor remove a small billfold from an inside pocket of his suit.’
    • ‘So the men were hardly less separated from their families than the Mexican construction workers who labor on building sites in Seattle, sending money home each week to relatives they mostly see in creased photographs in their billfolds.’
    • ‘King of Hearts sighed, and drew five-hundred dollars from a sleek leather billfold… ‘Here you are, my friend… you won fair and square.’’
    • ‘Like the popular weekly TV show, the event will see competitors struggle to catch the ears - and the billfolds - of well-known and powerful mentors.’
    • ‘While Renee waited, she rummaged through her purse, searching for her billfold so that she could pay for her coffee.’
    • ‘Your billfold will be bilked to subsidize the insurers.’
    • ‘‘Well, I think I'll go out,’ he said as he picked up his billfold.’
    • ‘In the afternoon, Edwards met Lee Falcon and proceeded to buy several drinks for Falcon and, too drunk to count, paid for the drinks by handing his billfold over to the bartender.’
    • ‘Bills should be neatly arranged, in order, in wallets or billfolds.’
    • ‘Breathing a sigh of relief, he grabbed for the leather billfold that contained, among many things, his birth certificate.’
    • ‘As she set the money in her billfold, Ryan asked, ‘Even though I didn't get fired, do you think it's still possible for me to get a part - time job here?’’
    notecase, purse, pouch, pochette
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