- n. 钱包，皮夹
- n. (Wallet)人名；(英)沃利特；(法)瓦莱
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- wallet:  Etymologically, a wallet may be something ‘rolled’ up. The word originally denoted a ‘traveller’s pack’; its application to a ‘small flat case for money and papers’ arose in 19th-century American English. It was probably borrowed from an Anglo-Norman *walet, which could have been formed from the prehistoric Germanic base *wal- ‘roll’ (source also of English wallow).
- wallet (n.)
- late 14c., "bag, knapsack," of uncertain origin, probably from an unrecorded Old North French *walet "roll, knapsack," or similar Germanic word in Anglo-French or Old French, from Proto-Germanic *wall- "roll," from PIE *wel- (3) (see volvox). Meaning "flat case for carrying paper money" is first recorded 1834, American English.
- 1. I got out my wallet and began to dole out the money.
- 2. I felt for my wallet and papers in my inside pocket.
- 3. He took out his fat wallet and peeled off some notes.
- 4. At Brussels airport he fell victim to pickpockets who pinched his wallet.
- 5. The men rifled through his clothing and snatched the wallet.
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