business card


: a small card bearing information (such as name and address) about a business or business representative

Examples of business card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators also learned of a text between drug ring members containing a photo of a drug associate's hand holding the officer's business card. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 21 Feb. 2024 Distribute your business card when a genuine connection is made, not as an opening move. Ginny Hogan, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Breathe new life into your professional branding with eclectic business card holders from The Beehive Gifts. Jessica Swannie, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The card was a rarity and one of the earliest business cards bearing Jobs’ signature. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 That meant showing up early to public meetings at high school gyms, carrying a stack of business cards and speaking with frustrated survivors until janitors threatened to turn off the lights. Patrick Lohmann, ProPublica, 25 Mar. 2024 The business card fetched the most money out of all the items related to Jobs and is one of only five business cards signed by the late tech titan from any period with authentication, according to RR Auction. Jody Serrano / Gizmodo, Quartz, 23 Mar. 2024 One of Groves’ business cards was also included in the lot. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Mar. 2024 No one answered at the address where authorities say Moreno lived, nor did anyone respond to a business card left at the door. Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of business card was in 1821

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“Business card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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