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credit card

a card that identifies a person as entitled to have food, merchandise, services, etc., billed on a charge account.
Origin of credit card
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He used his student credit card to buy a house, on which he took out a second mortgage.
  • E-Clear typically handles online payments by credit card for flights and holidays.
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  • Something as simple as a credit card can weaken self-control.
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  • Through data mining, the bank drew the conclusion that your credit card had been stolen.
  • Your ticket name depends on many things not only the credit card used.
British Dictionary definitions for credit card

credit card

a card issued by banks, businesses, etc, enabling the holder to obtain goods and services on credit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for credit card

1952 in the modern sense; the phrase was used late 19c. to mean "traveler's check."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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