calling card

noun
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of calling card

2 : a sign or evidence that someone or something is or has been present; broadly : an identifying mark
3 : a card displaying a number that can be used to charge telephone calls to a single account regardless of where the calls are placed

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First Known Use of calling card

1808

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CALLING CARD Defined for English Language Learners

calling card

Definition of calling card for English Language Learners

  • : a plastic card that allows a person to charge telephone calls to an account

  • : a small card presented when making a formal visit to someone that has the name and sometimes the address of the visitor



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