green card

noun

Definition of green card

  1. :  an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S.

green–carder

play \ˈgrēn-ˈkär-dər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of green card

from the fact that it was formerly colored green


First Known Use: 1956


GREEN CARD Defined for English Language Learners

green card

noun

Definition of green card for English Language Learners

  • : a card indicating that a person from a foreign country can live and work in the U.S.


Law Dictionary

green card

noun

Legal Definition of green card

  1. :  an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S.

Origin and Etymology of green card

from the fact that it was formerly colored green



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