A device people carry around to hold things they have (pictures, fan club cards, licenses, VISA) and things they wish they had (money, love, happiness).

Contents of icicle's wallet:

• one condom that I've never needed, but wouldn't be caught without

receiptsticket stubs for American Beauty and Anthony's Airporter

• $3.03 cash

phone, bank, and credit cards

driver's license (another item that is useless to me now)

student ID

Social Security card

Blood donor card

Library card

A wallet is a funny thing,
All full with scraps and cards and (sometimes!) cash--
A leather square for safekeeping

Life's small, important things beneath your ass.

Wal"let (?), n. [OE. walet, probably the same word as OE. watel a bag. See Wattle.]

1.

A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.

[His hood] was trussed up in his walet. Chaucer.

2.

A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.

3.

Anything protuberant and swagging.

"Wallets of flesh."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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