credit card


: a card authorizing purchases on credit

Examples of credit card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cash or check only at the door (credit cards not accepted). Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2024 Despite this, credit card usage is even more popular than ever. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 12 Apr. 2024 Purchasing online ads, record keeping, and operating credit card systems are some indicators that an unlicensed seller would now need to be licensed as a gun dealer, the officials said. Robert Legare, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2024 If a gun seller uses merchant services like a credit card reader or frequently rents space at a gun show, or repetitively acquires and sells firearms, that person is considered a dealer − and must now do background checks. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024 Sky Team Elite Plus (credit card) customers traveling in any cabin class on a SkyTeam international flight. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 The credit card summary booklet of 20 years ago reminded me of other Blockbusteresque disappearances. Denise Snodell, Kansas City Star, 10 Apr. 2024 For many Americans, that’s meant getting locked out of the housing market, not to mention paying credit card rates above 20% and auto loan rates above 8%. Rob Wile, NBC News, 10 Apr. 2024 The share of credit card delinquencies, for example, rose in December to the highest level since late 2009 around the time of the Great Recession, according to the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of credit card was in 1888

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“Credit card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

credit card

: a card with which one can buy things on credit

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