credit card


Definition of credit card

: a card authorizing purchases on credit

Examples of credit card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspect or suspects had used her name and another person’s credit card information. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 2 May 2022 Consumers who sign up for illegitimate streaming sites are likely giving their credit card information to organized crime outfits that can use the data in other fraudulent ways, such as identity theft. Stephen Battagliostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 At what point in the checkout process are customers dropping off (e.g., after the delivery cost is calculated, when prompted to create an account or when asked to manually enter credit card information)? Noah Glass, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 But those who requested one from TransUnion were asked to provide credit card information that appeared to be part of an identify verification process, but in reality had consumers signing up for recurring monthly charges, the agency alleges. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2022 Besides Spotify, Netflix was another one of the prominent payment rule-breakers in the Play Store and was directly collecting credit card information for its own billing system. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4 Apr. 2022 The credit card information of the average Arma 3 player would absolutely never be worth the effort of a nation-state-level infiltration job. Bryan Menegus, Wired, 30 Jan. 2022 Finalsite does not store data such as credit card information, academic records, information related to students’ health or Social Security numbers, Delack said. Jesse Leavenworth,, 10 Jan. 2022 Reports suggest that humans consume roughly a credit card’s worth of microplastic each week. Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 See More

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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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14 Jun 2022

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“Credit card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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

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