visiting card


Definition of 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, "You’ve probably seen Geeta Kale’s visiting card. Now, here’s the domestic help’s real story," 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, "Thomas Edison’s Strange Genius," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of visiting card

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of visiting card was in 1774

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“Visiting card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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