credit card

noun

Definition of credit card

: a card authorizing purchases on credit

Examples of credit card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The $40 order was paid for by credit card and included a $10 tip — which is common. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Lesbian baker in Detroit got homophobic cake order: Why she made it anyway," 14 Aug. 2020 His advice: Don’t pay to get on a waiting list, or pay for someone to hold your place in line; and don’t share your personal information, including Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers in the hopes of getting vaccinated. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Jan. 21-27, 2021," 6 Feb. 2021 But credit card use declined for the third-consecutive month. Martin Crutsinger, ajc, "US consumer credit rose a solid $9.7 billion in December," 5 Feb. 2021 But credit card use declined for the third-consecutive month. Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "US consumer credit rose a solid $9.7 billion in December," 5 Feb. 2021 Landers, who lives outside of Nashville, Tenn., sold his credit card processing business — Singular Payments — to Usio for $5 million in 2017. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Message sent to old email address triggers legal fight between San Antonio company and ex-executive," 3 Feb. 2021 More than half of 2019 holiday shoppers (55%) took on credit card debt, according to NerdWallet’s 2020 Holiday Shopping Report. Nerd Wallet, cleveland, "Frugal February: How to nail a no-spend month," 30 Jan. 2021 Nobody legit will call about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security, bank account or credit card number. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "How scammers are using COVID-19 vaccine to steal money, info," 29 Jan. 2021 The data set compared the last two quarters of 2020, looking at 20 metrics, such as credit card debt, average mortgage balance and average utilization rate on lines of credit. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Residents in these North Texas cities are taking on more debt as the coronavirus pandemic wears on," 27 Jan. 2021

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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

26 Feb 2021

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“Credit card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/credit%20card. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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credit card

noun

English Language Learners Definition of credit card

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

credit card

noun

Kids Definition of credit card

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

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