card-carrying

adjective card-car·ry·ing \ ˈkärd-ˌka-rē-iŋ \

Definition of card-carrying

1 :being a full-fledged member of an organization (such as a Communist party)
2 a :strongly identified with a group (as of people with a common interest)
  • card-carrying members of the ecology movement
  • —R. J. Neuhaus
b :being such emphatically or unmistakably
  • a card-carrying hippie

Origin and Etymology of card-carrying

from the assumption that such a person carries an identification card


CARD-CARRYING Defined for English Language Learners

card-carrying

adjective

Definition of card-carrying for English Language Learners

  • : known as an active member of a group or organization


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