greencarder

green card

noun
an official card, originally green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S.

Origin:
1965–70

green-carder, noun
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green card
 
n
1.  an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the US
2.  an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad
3.  social welfare handicap register See also registered disabled (in Britain) an identification card issued by the Manpower Services Commission to a disabled person, to show registration for employment purposes and eligibility for special services

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