card-carrying

[kahrd-kar-ee-ing] /ˈkɑrdˌkær i ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
admittedly belonging to a group or party:
"a card-carrying Communist."
2.
Often Facetious. dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest:
"a card-carrying humanist."
Origin
1945–50
Example Sentences for card-carrying
Both portray universally accepted, card-carrying geniuses in moments of offstage intimacy.
Five years ago, only card-carrying party members could vote.
They axed him as their treasurer, but he remains a card-carrying member of the party.
Jobs was a card-carrying member of a generation that celebrated a hippie counterculture.
But this year corporate card-carrying spendthrifts had better be careful.
My career as a professional, card-carrying physicist has spanned the golden years.
British Dictionary definitions for card-carrying
card-carrying
 
adj
being an official member of a specified organization: a card-carrying union member; a card-carrying Communist

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Slang related to card-carrying

card-carrying

adjective

Authentic; genuine and longstanding: These women tend not to be card-carrying feminists/a service for all us card-carrying optimists

[1960s+; fr the carrying of a membership card in an organization; first used of Communists during the 1950s period of political inquisition]


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