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postcard

or post card

[pohst-kahrd] /ˈpoʊstˌkɑrd/
noun
1.
Also called picture postcard. a small, commercially printed card, usually having a picture on one side and space for a short message on the other.
2.
postal card (def 1).
Origin of postcard
1865-1870
1865-70; post3 + card1
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  • The acknowledgment of that was a postcard containing these all too-flattering words: "Bravo, Balzac!"

  • "There's really nothing that a postcard couldn't do," Uncle William said.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • I did not make sure of the Patterson's address and a postcard of inquiry I subsequently dispatched brought no reply.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • "They could have sent a postcard to say they'd got it all right," John replied ruefully.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • She had sent a postcard from Scotland to say that she would have to put off coming till later in August.

    Franklin Kane Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for postcard

postcard

/ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd/
noun
1.
a card, often bearing a photograph, picture, etc, on one side, (picture postcard), for sending a message by post without an envelope Also called (US) postal card
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Word Origin and History for postcard
n.

1870, from post (n.3) + card (n).

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Slang definitions & phrases for postcard

postcard

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french postcard

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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