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dance card

noun
1.
a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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Examples from the web for dance card
  • 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.
Contemporary definitions for dance card
noun

formerly, a card holding the names of a woman's prospective partners at a formal dance

noun

a list of activities that one is involved in

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Slang definitions & phrases for dance card

dance card

noun phrase

A putative list of priorities, engagements, etc: Kissinger's dance card that week included a party for Margaret Thatcher/ Suddenly, the Iraqi leader had maneuvered himself to the top of Mr. Clinton's dance card (1980s+)


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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