face-card

face card

noun
the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.

Origin:
1665–75

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face card
 
n
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): court card (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit

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face card definition


  1. n.
    an important person; a self-important person. (As with the royal characters in playing cards.) : Who's the face card getting out of the benz?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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