counterfoil

noun

coun·​ter·​foil ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌfȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce counterfoil (audio)
: a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt

Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterfoil was in 1706

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“Counterfoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterfoil. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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counterfoil

noun

coun·​ter·​foil ˈkau̇nt-ər-ˌfȯil How to pronounce counterfoil (audio)
: a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt

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