debit card

noun

Definition of debit card

: a card like a credit card by which money may be withdrawn or the cost of purchases paid directly from the holder's bank account without the payment of interest

Examples of debit card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, Griffith received a letter from the IRS dated May 15 indicating her friend, Joan Duprey, who had lived in Honolulu, would receive a $1,200 stimulus payment by check or a debit card. Michelle Singletary, BostonGlobe.com, "No, the IRS should not try to claw back $1.4 billion sent to dead people.," 28 June 2020 Austin used the victim’s debit card at several different places, then attempted to elude an Alabama State Trooper in Lawrence County, Alabama. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Ensley man gets 12 years in federal prison for armed Birmingham carjacking," 26 June 2020 Yet, Griffith received a letter from the IRS dated May 15 indicating her friend, Joan Duprey, who had lived in Honolulu, would receive a $1,200 stimulus payment by check or a debit card. Washington Post, "No, the IRS should not try to claw back $1.4 billion sent to dead people," 26 June 2020 Fallout from the coronavirus also led DoNotPay to add another feature to its app: credit and debit card chargebacks. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "DoNotPay raises $12 million as the business of helping consumers get refunds soars," 23 June 2020 Apple launched its Apple Card last year, and Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a Samsung Pay debit card this year. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Verizon to launch its own Visa credit card later this month," 23 June 2020 They’ll be mailed a debit card for each child that must be first activated. Alissa Widman Neese, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Ohio families to get $300 per child for food due to missed free school meals," 22 June 2020 Cavallo used credit and debit card data collected by the research group Opportunity Insights to determine what people are spending money on and then calculated the inflation of these products. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Covid-19 is distorting inflation numbers around the world," 17 June 2020 Surveillance video from the store where Dorn was killed reportedly showed Jackson and a third suspect fleeing the scene, and his debit card and fingerprints were found in the store. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Second man charged with murder of retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of debit card

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of debit card was in 1975

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2 Jul 2020

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“Debit card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debit%20card. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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debit card

noun

English Language Learners Definition of debit card

: a small plastic card that is used to buy things by having the money to pay for them taken directly from your bank account

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