Wallet vs Purse - What's the difference?
Purse is a see also of wallet.
Wallet is a see also of purse.
As nouns the difference between wallet and purse
is that wallet
is a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc while purse
is a small bag for carrying money.
As a verb purse is
to press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
(by extension, slang) A person's bank account or assets.
- The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet .
A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
- It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.
(archaic) A bag or pouch.
- I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet .
- He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.
A small bag for carrying money.
* 1550 Mierdman, Steuen, The market or fayre of usurers
(US) A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items)
A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.
* , Episode 12, The Cyclops
- And then mu?t many a man occupie as farre as his pur?e would reache, and ?tretche out his legges accordynge to the length of his couerlet.
(historical) A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
- It was a historic and a hefty battle when Myler and Percy were scheduled to don the gloves for the purse of fifty sovereigns.
* (small bag for carrying money) pocketbook; coin purse, change purse
* (especially US)
* (small bag used by women) handbag (especially UK)
* (quantity of money) bursary, grant
* common purse
* make a silk purse of a sow's ear
To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
* 1979 , (Monty Python), (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)
- When you're feeling in the dumps
- Don't be silly chumps
To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
- Just purse your lips and whistle – that's the thing.
To put into a purse.
- Thou didst contract and purse thy brow.
(intransitive, obsolete, rare) To steal purses; to rob.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I will go and purse the ducats straight.
- I'll purse : I'll bet at bowling alleys.