business card


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Slap on your local plumber’s business card, and — voilà! Rebecca Coffey, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2011 Door prizes will be awarded through a business card raffle. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2023 Digital business card holders don’t have to worry that their information is destined for the trash, like 90% of all physical business cards. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 If you are approached and questioned by a Special Agent, ask for his or her business card. Robert W. Wood, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 The card was opened years ago as a business card, but the business has since been closed. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 O’Connor apologized to the deputy and then gave him her business card. Melissa Alonso, CNN, 5 Dec. 2022 In April, the new elections director found a business card for Doug Logan in the office. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2022 Later that day, after a bystander discovered some stray items from his car, including the maestro’s business card, two of Zander’s assistants drove out to the neighborhood and were able to track down the vehicle in Allston, police said. Globe Staff,, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 31 Jan. 2023.

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