Porte-monnaie

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Porte-monnaie a small clasped pocket-book for holding money
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. portāre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

It was just what she wanted, for she had lost her porte-monnaie.
"What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge
PUSS AS A PORT-MONNAIE.
"Punchinello Vol. II., No. 30, October 22, 1870" by Various
He took out his little porte-monnaie and lifted thence a hundred-dollar bill.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
By that time Fred had drawn forth my porte-monnaie.
"Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories" by Frances Henshaw Baden
Adolphus stooped and restored the porte-monnaie, which, in her surprise, she had quite forgotten.
"Dotty Dimple Out West" by Sophie May
But then," said she aloud, though very faintly, "Prudy needn't have put it in my porte-monnaie; she might have known I'd lose it.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
I had bought a new porte-monnaie in New Orleans, and all my funds were in it.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
He wished to give the people something in payment, but now discovered that he had not his porte-monnaie about him.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Little gold dollars had best go into your porte-monnaie.
"The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners" by Eliza Leslie
I held the note and my porte-monnaie ready in my hand.
"The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion" by Henry Lunettes
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