face card


Definition of face card

: a king, queen, or jack in a deck of cards

Examples of face card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anytime the award-winning actress crosses our feeds it’s either for a stellar performance, those ever-aspirational arms or because the face card continues to be top tier. Blake Newby, Essence, 28 Feb. 2022 Also note: Rihanna served this look and her face card in the middle of a winter storm. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 31 Jan. 2022 Players flip over cards one-by-one, taking turns around the table and trying to get a win by playing a face card and scooping the pile up. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 21 Nov. 2020 Twelve cards remain hidden, out of a starting deck of 22 that contained only face cards, 10s and two jokers. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of face card

circa 1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of face card was circa 1804

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“Face card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%20card. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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