Definition of Filofax in English:



  • A loose-leaf notebook for recording appointments, addresses, and notes.

    • ‘This year alone I've lost a Filofax, a camera and my wallet, and every one of those items has been returned.’
    • ‘I so need to sort out driving lessons, but until I get my provisional licence back (it having been within the Filofax I left at a friends seven weeks ago) then I can't even get started on that score.’
    • ‘Most likely it's because I'm on somebody's Rolodex or in their Filofax, and I think I know whose - a diplomat I knew and liked in the US, and who later had a spell at Buckingham Palace.’
    • ‘Like any other proud grandmother, she carries pictures of all her grandchildren in her Filofax.’


1930s: representing a colloquial pronunciation of file of facts.