visiting card


: a small card presented when visiting that bears the name and sometimes the address of the visitor

Examples of visiting card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All thanks to a small addition to her profile: a visiting card. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, 10 Nov. 2019 Two hundred and fifty sheets would have to be patted flat to match the thickness of a visiting card. Howard Schneider, National Review, 7 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of visiting card was in 1774

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“Visiting card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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