dance card

a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.

1890–95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  dance card1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  formerly, a card holding the names of a woman's prospective partners at a formal dance
Main Entry:  dance card2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a list of activities that one is involved in's 21st Century Lexicon
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Example sentences
At his feet, a fallen dance card bears the painter's signature.
As expected, my video game dance card is quite full.
Diane's dance card always seems filled, this season by a cowboy-type with whom she has a delicious affair.
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