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cattle call

noun, Slang.
a theatrical audition that is open to everyone, especially to those who do not belong to a theatrical union.
Origin of cattle call
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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