credit card


Definition of credit card

: a card authorizing purchases on credit

Examples of credit card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also currently, a receipt or item lookup using a credit card is required in most instances. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Bed Bath & Beyond 20% coupon: What shoppers need to know about the popular discount amid upcoming store closings," 10 July 2020 In Taco Cabana restaurants, signs asking customers to pay in exact change can be seen next to the registers, while H-E-B has been encouraging guests to use a credit card when possible. Taylor Pettaway, Houston Chronicle, "H-E-B asks customers for help amid another national shortage," 10 July 2020 Season ticket holders, for example, might register with their team ahead of time, and have a credit card linked to their image. Eric Niiler, Wired, "Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic," 7 July 2020 Here’s the Allworth Advice: The responsibility of a credit card should not be taken lightly. Nathan Bachrach And Amy Wagner, The Enquirer, "Allworth Advice: Should you and your spouse retire at the same time?," 6 July 2020 The final application process takes only minutes to complete using a valid credit card. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Drawn hunts are worth the gamble this holiday weekend," 4 July 2020 Related: Get the classic Chase Sapphire Preferred travel credit card with a 60,000-point bonus. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "Chase Sapphire cards add new Instacart credits, plus gas and streaming bonus categories," 30 June 2020 When given a credit card for payment, a seller can, at the very least, learn the consumer’s full name. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Why America won’t be going cashless anytime soon," 25 June 2020 But the shortfall still left him reliant on a credit card to meet his basic needs. Kathryn Joyce, The New Republic, "No Money, No Lawyer, No Justice," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of credit card

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of credit card was in 1888

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Last Updated

31 Jul 2020

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“Credit card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of credit card

: a small plastic card that is used to buy things that you agree to pay for later

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Kids Definition of credit card

: a card with which a person can buy things and pay for them later

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